How you responded to concerns Cuerden plan could affect city centre

Posted on - 16th August, 2017 - 9:22am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
How the IKEA store at Cuerden may look
How the IKEA store at Cuerden may look

The owners of St George’s Shopping Centre expressed their concerns that the plans for Cuerden would negatively impact the city centre.


A letter sent by Infared to South Ribble Borough Council includes a number of ‘planning conditions’ aimed at reducing the impact of the site on the ‘health of the city centre.’

Blog Preston readers responded to the story posted yesterday morning to express their views on the issue as a whole.

Yvonne Baker said: “Hardly ever go into Preston anymore. Can’tbe bothered with the shared space issues and the lack of decent, safe parking.

“It’s such a shame. I never thought I’d say it but I’m an out of town shopper these days.”

Pam Gordon said: “Well I’m sorry but on this occasion, so what?! Jobs is (sic) jobs. There’s b***** all in Preston these days. Certainly nothing that IKEA sells.

“Where in Preston can you get a Swedish meatball?”

More: St George’s Shopping Centre express concerns with Cuerden plans

Leonie Greaves added: “Do St Georges sell Swedish meatballs or flat pack furniture?

“No you don’t.

“Why doesn’t St Georges try reducing their rent charges to draw in businesses and get some quality traders in with merchandise that people actually want to buy with a variety?

“That shopping centre used to be great with loads of different things that catered for everyone’s tastes.”

The Swedish meatball question was posted on numerous occasions and it is worth noting you can buy them from Aldi and Sainsbury’s.

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