Hot Snippets - Poundland Signs In - The Wall(October 30, 2012)
Poundland... The midlands based Poundland stores group has seen Wiltshire Council planners rubber stamp their proposed shopfront signs for the latest change to the look of the Three Horseshoes Mall.
This comes just a few day after Australian company Stockland, who own the shopping area, got the thumbs-up to extend several of the individual shops opposite Iceland outwards at the rear.
Poundland now have over 400 outlets nationally and when it is opened will add to the recent new businesses that have plumped for Warminster.
"Warminster has attracted Waitrose, the B and M group, and several small businesses to the town," comments Paul Macdonald. "Perhaps our vfw should stand for Vibrant, Friendly, Warminster!"
The Wall...Residents of Ridgeway Court were awakened by the noise of a wall that they thought had been protected being partially removed. The ink had barely dried on a council planning decision to refuse its removal for commercial reasons.
The current developers of the site, that was originally allowed on appeal by a government appointed planning inspector, is in a hidden corner of Warminster called Carson's Yard
Wiltshire Council and local councillor Andrew Davis stood up for the residents of Ridgeway Court (and the wider community). and the latest planning variation was refused. (see hot topics this month).