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Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd. 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Retailing, Town, District and Local Centres DM64-69

  • Comment ID: 8133281//1
  • Status: Accepted
We have concerns about the requirement in Policies DM65 and WSM5 for Retail Impact Assessments (RIA) to accompany all applications for retail development in out-of-centre locations exceeding 200 sq m net. This figure is significantly below the default threshold of 2,500 sq m set out in the NPPF at para 26. Indeed, the proposed threshold is even below the typical size for a local convenience store (generally 250-280 sq m net). Paragraph 21 of the NPPF states that investment in business should not
Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd. 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Weston-super-Mare WSM1-5

  • Comment ID: 8133281//2
  • Status: Accepted
We have concerns about the requirement in Policies DM65 and WSM5 for Retail Impact Assessments (RIA) to accompany all applications for retail development in out-of-centre locations exceeding 200 sq m net. This figure is significantly below the default threshold of 2,500 sq m set out in the NPPF at para 26. Indeed, the proposed threshold is even below the typical size for a local convenience store (generally 250-280 sq m net). Paragraph 21 of the NPPF states that investment in business should not