Vast majority of residents happy with Broadheath Asda scheme, consultation shows (From Messenger Newspapers)
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Vast majority of residents happy with Broadheath Asda scheme, consultation shows
CONSULTATION carried out by the company behind the proposed Asda store in Broadheath has revealed the vast majority of residents support the scheme.
Trafford-based investment and development company, Property Alliance Group (P.A.G), distributed leaflets to 10,000 local households and businesses in the area, 795 of which returned forms, and found that 82.6 per cent are supportive of the idea.
The new foodstore and accompanying petrol station are ear-marked for land at George Richards Way.
Results show that 11.1 per cent of those polled are against the scheme, 5.3 per cent are in favour in part and 1 per cent are not sure.
P.A.G has also released a graphic of what the 40,000 sq ft would look like and stated that 300 jobs would be created if plans, which are yet to be submitted, are approved.
Messenger also conducted a ballot and found that 72 per cent of readers are in favour of the development, compared to 11 per cent who are opposed to it.
A P.A.G spokesperson said: “The support we have received for the plans is extremely encouraging and it is clear that the majority of people in Broadheath would like to see a new store at this location.
“People have told us that the improved shopping choice, better accessibility, hundreds of permanent jobs and competitively priced petrol are real benefits of the proposals.”
The company said it will work with the supermarket, Trafford Council and Jobcentre Plus to ensure that the employees of the store are recruited from Broadheath, nearby areas and colleges.
An exhibition of the plans, attended by 100 residents, was recently held at St Albans Church.
Anyone who could not attend the meeting, but would like to provide their views or ask questions, can contact the dedicated community information line on 0161 247 8417 or email email@example.com.