Notcutt’s Site – the empty unit saga!

Some breaking news this morning for those of us concerned about the empty units by Waitrose …….. Notcutts, who own the site, have had their appeal to a those higher than Surrey Heath Borough Council, quashed. The understanding now is that the unit will have to be let as one as per the original plans which were passed. This is good news for the businesses in the village High Street as the plan was to put in several high profile chains. This is the conclusion paragraph of the report to be published

‘No sequentially preferable sites for the whole development have been identified and there is no information before me to support a negative effect on planned investment in the centres.

Nevertheless, the proposals would not be in accordance with an up to date Local Plan and would be likely to cause significant harm to the vitality and viability of Camberley and Bagshot Centre
For the above reasons, and having regard to all other matters raised, I conclude that the appeal should be dismissed.’

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