There has been considerable interest on our Facebook Page with people advancing opinions on the proposed Morrison petrol-filling station.
The opinion seems divided between those who want to see lower fuel prices, those who feel there would be too many petrol-filling stations in the area, and those who fear that the town will have more traffic congestion.
When deciding planning applications, matters of price competition rarely carry any weight. , however http://www.nalc.gov.uk provide some useful guides to help you understand the planning process.
How to respond to planning applications: an eight step guide (PDF download, 4Mb) This guide tells you how to find out more about a planning application and — if necessary — how you can take action.
Planning explained (PDF download, 5Mb) This guide will help you to understand the planning system, and how to get involved to influence how your area changes in the future.