1.1.3

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Object

Mill Road Depot Draft Planning and Development Brief SPD

Representation ID: 31182

Received: 22/07/2016

Respondent: Mill Road Society

Representation:

We concur totally with the SPD statement (1.1.3) that "any potential re-development of the depot site should support and strengthen the character and distinctive local community of the Mill Road area". Our major issue with the draft SPD is that in its present form it does not deliver on this aim, both in the form of development it proposes, and its failure to recognise and meet the needs of the area.

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Object

Mill Road Depot Draft Planning and Development Brief SPD

Representation ID: 31184

Received: 22/07/2016

Respondent: Mill Road Society

Representation:

Character and distinctive local community is under threat.

The multicultural diversity has been undermined by incoming nationally owned retail outlets making it hard for smaller family run shops.

These nationally owned retail outlets have put a huge strain on the vulnerable local economy. One outcome of this has been for enterprising people to come in with ideas, introducing a whole new range of possible goods and activities for sale on Mill Road. All of these are great, only one of them is multicultural. And we continue to see closures of older shops that can't compete.

All of them are adding to another change that is happening in and around Mill Road, and that is gentrification with fundamental effects on the whole of this community.

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