refused planning permision for asda on hall rd is anyone interested in joining me set up a campaign to support Asda in opening a store in Hall rd Tweet Comments Showing 1 - 25 of 70 Pages: 1 2 3 Next » Roger K 6 months, 2 weeks ago Why is ANOTHER Supermarket needed, especially in the Hall Road area? Will B 6 months, 2 weeks ago because it would give people employment in recessio for starters Will B 6 months, 2 weeks ago recession lol Roger K 6 months, 2 weeks ago And that employment would be in the Service Sector and involve selling lots of imported goods that would worsen the GB current a/c even more than it is. To consider the GB economy simply on the basis of the GDP without taking the import / export imballance produces a very misleading picture and is wrong. Investing in real infrastructure that will improve the nations current a/c is good, investing yet more into domestic service industries that directly or indirectly suck in imports is beyond stupid. The jobs that the country needs should be jobs that produce exports or support the production of exports. It’s only by following that path that the disaster created by Blair and Brown can start to be addressed otherwise a dreadful situation where future generations will have to pay for NuLabour’s profligacy will be made even worse. There needs to be a very good reason for yet another Supermarket, there’s far too many already. Will B 6 months, 2 weeks ago Maybe you need take into account that the population of norwich is going grow within the next 10 years specially with the dualling of the a11 at elveden which is starting in Jan 2013 plus the amount of new houses which are going to be built to accomodate the increase in population. Surely it is better to build something on this site in hall rd rather than leave it being an eyesore for another 5 yrs plus like it has been. Susan C 6 months, 2 weeks ago I will join you we need another asda in norwich as it is too far to go to do the weekly shop at the one there is in the city Roger K 6 months, 2 weeks ago Where do you guys think the money is going to come from? Nikki D 6 months, 2 weeks ago great idea......good for shopping .......good for jobs...........and good for the estate... Susan C 6 months, 2 weeks ago yes exactly my point Will B 6 months, 2 weeks ago ipleased both nikki and susan agreed i was getting the feeling on here that I was the only one that wanted asda in hall d thanks for your comments Stanley C 6 months, 2 weeks ago If it will make shops in the city close then perhaps an Asda should be built the same size as the one on Drayton High Road. Neil J 6 months, 2 weeks ago The old factory site in Hall road has been desperate for development for years. Asda have offered a package of facilities which to my mind it would be daft refuse. It will bring much needed employment to the area as well as local shops and community areas. ASDA are probably the most competitive of all the supermarkets which in the present economic climate can only be a good thing for a poor area. I for one would shop there and will support any campaign to have ASDA's built. Laurence P 6 months, 2 weeks ago I personally do not want another supermarket like Asda but the reality is the site needs regeneration and the area needs jobs.Hall Road is not an area with a high density of local shops that will suffer and the benefits should outweigh the negatives.The UK is not a great manufacturing nation any more and if it is service sector jobs then so be it.If people want to preserve the city centre shopping get the Council to sort out the car parking, business rates etc.I personally will not use the city centre restaurants due to the evening parking charges and the over zealous traffic wardens!! Will B 6 months, 2 weeks ago agree your comments laurence the evening parking In norwich is not a gd move on the council behalf plus I also get irritated by cyclists who insist on cycling on pavments quite fast at times despite all the cycle lanes that norwich provides Erica N 6 months, 2 weeks ago The asda site is needed in this area I come from Trowse and have lived in this area for 44 yrs and have seen a lot of changes, and new developments are going on in Trowse but with no social net work around the only chose of super market is sainburys or tesco we need asda and its employment to help this area tuckswood and Lakenham have a very high unemployment stats and all the people in the area are worried about is traffic?? With 1300 new houses going up in Trowse we need this to happen, get real tuckswood and Lakenham this development would help you all instead of looking at a site which has been closed and bandelised for years Chadinactive 6 months, 2 weeks ago Asda is a subsidiary of Walmart, a huge American chain which does not allow any of its workers to join a union. (Of course, they can't get away with that here, but it does show what they're about). For that reason, I will never shop at asda, and would prefer to keep it out of the country, never mind our city. I'm astonished that our Labour Council is supporting it. Vanda P 6 months, 2 weeks ago It is sheer lunacy not to open ASDA on Hall Road, and I hope this idiotic decision can be reversed quickly.The site is crying out for regeneration and the reality is that poverty and unemployment in Norwich remain two major problems that have needed addressing for far too long!How can Norwich be denied this much needed opportunity to create more much needed jobs and thereby boost the local economy?The area as it stands at present is a complete eyesore. Tony S 6 months, 2 weeks ago If you look at the existing ASDA in Norwich (Boundary Road), look at how many traffic it is generating. It has two way in & out (Boundary Road & Drayton High Road). This ensure the traffic keeps flowing. And it helps that Boundary Road is a major Ring Road, where the roads are Dual Carriageway, again to ensure the traffic keep flowing.Now let's look at Hall Road. The road is very narrow and is not a major road. To my best of knowledge, only one way in & out if I remember seeing the plans. There is a very small roundabout on that road. Let's assume ASDA do open there, the road will be jammed full of traffic. And that's what I do not agree.Again, as far as I am aware, ASDA is not contributing anything toward improving the roads to improve the traffic flow. Erica N 6 months, 2 weeks ago Yes but all the roads in norwich aren't suitable for cars grapes hill ramed on a Saturday so to is castle street, these are roads which when the developers for malls in the norwich said would never course a problem but they do. Martineu lane roundabout is another jam in the mornings evenings but the developers still put a fire station their. If the only excuse the people of lakenham and tuckswood are against the development is traffic for the asda site then your sad people. It will turn an eye saw of norwich into something and produce jobs. But hay you worry about your red car blue car Tony S 6 months, 2 weeks ago Hi Erica NFirst of all I do not live around that area, but I do go to shops, trades, etc around that area and has been for many years so please do not name me by "sad people" - I am just posting my views, that's all. You're really wrong to label us as "sad people" - everyone have their right of views.Second of all, while I agree with other areas/roads with traffic, this is a GOOD opportunity for ADSA planner to see it and improve their planning application to see if there is a way to improve that assuming they won the planning application.If you look at my comment, I never said anyting about rejecting it. All I am saying is that they need to look at all angles to see how they can improve it. I am all for giving local people jobs. Just that ASDA need to look at this VERY carefully before going any further. Erica N 6 months, 2 weeks ago Their were 3 planning applications that went through and people had the chance to have their say, as for the site it's big enough to take what they propose a pub asda and flats I'm looking forward to having a descent cheep supermarket this side of the city and I can't wait to see the tuckswood pub back either Nikki D 6 months, 2 weeks ago Wow this has certainly got people going . Every one is entitled to an opinion . But not forget here the planning is on the table so if it's not asda what else would look better on that site that would benifit the estate ........ Provide jobs ..... Housing....... Another hotel with sports facilities with a few retail units dotted round it .. !!!Or make it into a huge park .,,!!! we all know asda is the way forward ... Nikki D 6 months, 2 weeks ago And a decent local pub ... When are they going to start the build .,,, Nikki D 6 months, 2 weeks ago Ok You lot what a about this one !!!What are we going to do about the kids on the estates ?What have they got?Apart from a bad case of boredom an attitudeWhat have they got to look forward to?What about their future ?How do we fix it ????? Erica N 6 months, 2 weeks ago Not a lot you an do everything was taken from the hall road area, their used to skating on Sundays at the cattle market their used to be good youth clubs now all their is is a park at harford, it costs to much to open clubs for youngsters I've tried, then you need surport from parents to help and they can't be bothered sorry to say, people moan about kids on street corners but when something is proposed they tend to hide behind their curtains. I would do anything to get kiddies this side of city of the street but wear do you begin Comments are closed. Why not start a new conversation?