Supermarket plan for Ushers site
12:48pm Wednesday 14th March 2007 in By Craig Evry
A SUPERMARKET is being lined up for land formerly occupied by the Ushers Brewery bottling plant in Trowbridge as part of a multi-million pound development.
Developers Barton Finch, based in London, has organised a preview exhibition to show off its plans, which include up to 100 homes, a supermarket and space for two restaurants or cafes. A planning application is expected to be submitted following the exhibition.
The derelict site was poised for redevelopment in 2005, but a planning application for homes, shops, offices and a restaurant, put forward by Mystique Ltd, was thrown out.
Barton Finch is hosting the public exhibition on Saturday, March 24, from 10am to 4pm, in a trailer on the bottling plant site, at the entrance to the Conigre.
In a letter to councillors, Barton Finch director Robin Barton said: "The proposals would see this important site transformed to provide approximately 100 new homes of a range of types and sizes, including affordable homes.
"The proposed supermarket will offer the opportunity to bring a new brand to Trowbridge.
"A surface level car park would also provide extra parking for the town centre."
Consideration is also being given to providing space for community use, possible a nursery.
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