Asda has big plans for Broadheath

First published in News Messenger Newspapers: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A NEW 40,000 sqft Asda store may soon be built in Broadheath.


Plans have yet to be submitted to Trafford Council, but Property Alliance Group, which is handling the currently unofficial proposal, has drafted plans for a food store with accompanying petrol station at George Richards Way, Broadheath, near Altrincham Retail Park.


The Trafford Park based company held a public exhibition of the plans on Friday, December 14.


At the time of writing, neither Property Alliance Group or Asda have confirmed whether further consultation will be held.

A spokesman for Asda said: “We’ve been bowled over by the response from the local community to our plans – with many local shoppers expressing their support for a new Asda store in Broadheath.

"We’re committed to working with the local community and will be submitting our application with our development partners in the New Year.”


Timperley councillor, Jane Brophy, said: “I am not sure if people there would like a new supermarket, or if they are happy with the existing Waitrose.


“I think with any supermarket development it is always up to the local people whether they would like it or not.


“I would like to be certain it did not compromise wildlife in the area.”


The Altrincham Town Centre Partnership has also expressed concern, tweeting: “Asda Broadheath needs some very careful consideration for #Altrincham Proposal takes 25 per cent of food shop out of the town.”


However, thus far the public reaction has been positive in general.
 

@Daz33 said on Twitter: “Messenger saying Asda are looking at building an Asda food store in Broadheath which would include a petrol station a very good idea.”


Tom Ellis agreed, tweeting: “Great to hear about proposals for a new #Asda food store in #Broadheath #Altrincham. Will be v handy for locals without cars, like me!”
 

However, Lee Flitcroft is in two minds: “Yes and No! Will have direct impact on town centre but will improve trade at the retail park which is needed to rival new proposed Peel one!”

What do you think? Tweet your views to @MessengerKB.

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9:27am Thu 20 Dec 12

poppy08 says...

Bully for Broadheath getting another supermarket. Stuck in the middle between Sale and Broadheath we have little choice. Three overpriced Co-ops with not much choice really if you happen to be vegetarian! To do a weekly shop we have to drive into Sale or Altrincham to find suitable choice of wares. Waitrose and Aldi are fine, but there again it's a car ride away as they are just out of reach if you get the bus.
It's such a pity there's no suitable plot of land mid-way between Sale and Broadheath for Asda. Maybe that's why we seem to see a lot of Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury delivery vans around this area.
I had to laugh when we received a card asking for out views on the new 'local' store. Not exactly local for us as we'd still have to take the car!
Bully for Broadheath getting another supermarket. Stuck in the middle between Sale and Broadheath we have little choice. Three overpriced Co-ops with not much choice really if you happen to be vegetarian! To do a weekly shop we have to drive into Sale or Altrincham to find suitable choice of wares. Waitrose and Aldi are fine, but there again it's a car ride away as they are just out of reach if you get the bus. It's such a pity there's no suitable plot of land mid-way between Sale and Broadheath for Asda. Maybe that's why we seem to see a lot of Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury delivery vans around this area. I had to laugh when we received a card asking for out views on the new 'local' store. Not exactly local for us as we'd still have to take the car! poppy08
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12:14pm Thu 20 Dec 12

G McCallum says...

Having an Asda food store locally would be really good however the traffic problems at Broadheath are bad enough as it is - unless the road infrastructure is going to be improved I can see shopping at the retail park being an absolute nightmare!!
Having an Asda food store locally would be really good however the traffic problems at Broadheath are bad enough as it is - unless the road infrastructure is going to be improved I can see shopping at the retail park being an absolute nightmare!! G McCallum
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3:56pm Thu 20 Dec 12

berjen says...

All these Supermarkets looking for sites in the Trafford Area all over look the Oppertunities there are at Partington why ?.
Has Trafford and Peel Holdings blocked these Supermarkets from the Area or is there another reason why none of these Supermarkets do not want stores in our Area.
For about ten years Peel Holdings have promised us a new Shopping Center and we are no further down the line.
berjen
All these Supermarkets looking for sites in the Trafford Area all over look the Oppertunities there are at Partington why ?. Has Trafford and Peel Holdings blocked these Supermarkets from the Area or is there another reason why none of these Supermarkets do not want stores in our Area. For about ten years Peel Holdings have promised us a new Shopping Center and we are no further down the line. berjen berjen
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3:53pm Fri 21 Dec 12

HenryM says...

Altrincham is the key market town and central attraction for all the surrounding areas and so should be protected for everyone's benefit.

Another very large out of town centre retailer will just cause more damage just when the corner has been turned and it is getting better. National Planning Policy Framework quite rightly now protects town centres, so let us hope Trafford Planning does not bow down to pressure.

Clogging up that stretch of the A56 for yet another addition to the Retail Park is madness.
Altrincham is the key market town and central attraction for all the surrounding areas and so should be protected for everyone's benefit. Another very large out of town centre retailer will just cause more damage just when the corner has been turned and it is getting better. National Planning Policy Framework quite rightly now protects town centres, so let us hope Trafford Planning does not bow down to pressure. Clogging up that stretch of the A56 for yet another addition to the Retail Park is madness. HenryM
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12:31am Sat 22 Dec 12

dipperdapper says...

partington will get its shopping centre very soon according to what i have seen work will start in march but will take a year maybe more to complete the delay was down to the co-op, as for asda in broadheath as @dazM33 said its a very good idea so long as there was some traffic easing as already the a56 is a nightmare
partington will get its shopping centre very soon according to what i have seen work will start in march but will take a year maybe more to complete the delay was down to the co-op, as for asda in broadheath as @dazM33 said its a very good idea so long as there was some traffic easing as already the a56 is a nightmare dipperdapper
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7:23pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Rozzer says...

Don't hold your breath dipperdapper.
Don't hold your breath dipperdapper. Rozzer
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