Asda pharmacy bid goes to appeal

A “sad day for Penryn residents” is on the cards if a town supermarket wins its appeal to build an in-store pharmacy, according to one councillor.

Cornwall councillor Mary May told a meeting of Penryn Town Council on Monday that Asda Penryn had appealed against Cornwall Council's decision to refuse permission for its pharmacy.

“I'm a little bit disappointed but I think we knew it was going to come back to bite us,” she said.

“However I have got great faith in the planning system. Hopefully they will look kindly on us because if Asda get the pharmacy the one in Penryn will go, which will be a sad day for Penryn residents.”

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11:29am Mon 12 Nov 12

ucsweb says...

I hope they get it. It is so difficult to park in Penryn and Falmouth and never easy to find out who and when the duty chemist is.
Out of hours chemists have a very limited availability.
I hope they get it. It is so difficult to park in Penryn and Falmouth and never easy to find out who and when the duty chemist is. Out of hours chemists have a very limited availability. ucsweb

3:28pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

I agree wuth ucsweb.

Visiting my nearest chemist (in Penryn) is a parking nightmare.
In contrast, most people around Penryn probably already frequent Asda.

And while, given an even choice, I would prefer to support a 'local shop' rather than putting more money in the pockets of the likes of Walmart, I suspect practicality is paramount for most people as it is for me.

In the past couple of weeks, this councillor has objected to an old shop in an impractical spot being turned into a dwelling, and now this. I'm sure she's trying to protect Penryn and means well, but these are just token efforts that won't halt the tide.

Penryn high street has been on the life-support machine for some time and is not really responding to treatment, so a change in medication is called for... So come on councillors, how about supporting more varied and imaginative uses of buildings?
I agree wuth ucsweb. Visiting my nearest chemist (in Penryn) is a parking nightmare. In contrast, most people around Penryn probably already frequent Asda. And while, given an even choice, I would prefer to support a 'local shop' rather than putting more money in the pockets of the likes of Walmart, I suspect practicality is paramount for most people as it is for me. In the past couple of weeks, this councillor has objected to an old shop in an impractical spot being turned into a dwelling, and now this. I'm sure she's trying to protect Penryn and means well, but these are just token efforts that won't halt the tide. Penryn high street has been on the life-support machine for some time and is not really responding to treatment, so a change in medication is called for... So come on councillors, how about supporting more varied and imaginative uses of buildings? Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

7:43pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Claudius says...

LBFS
I'm with you on this one.
LBFS I'm with you on this one. Claudius

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