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Delays to new Barrowford Booths store as delivery plans change
THE new Booths supermarket in Barrowford is set to be hit by a further delay after plans for the shop were amended.
The upmarket food retailer first unveiled plans to open a supermarket in Halstead Lane in 2006, with plans eventually being approved in 2008, despite objections from residents and independent shopkeepers.
But work has now stopped on the development as bosses at the supermarket chain seek planning permission to accommodate changes to the means of delivery to the store.
That means that the store now won’t open until the end of 2014 at the earliest.
A Booths spokesman said: “Booths propose for the deliveries to be serviced via the White Bear car park, instead of via Halstead Lane as in the consented scheme.
"This means that Halstead Lane will not need to be re-graded and will result in less disruption to the local community.
“Booths deliveries take place in the morning and therefore the local pub car park will not be affected.
“Other alterations to the building as a consequence of the changes to planning are minor.”
The plans for the amended development will be on display at the Barrowford Town Council offices, in Homefield House, Gisburn Road, from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday, October 29, from 10am to noon on Thursday, October 31 and 10am to noon on Saturday, November 2.
The retailer is keen to hear residents' views on the new plans, and they can be made in writing to Booths Central Office, Longridge Road, in Ribbleton.
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