‘It could destroy us’ warns store owners about a supermarket plan for a nearby excluded Chesterfield Pub

However, more than 50 objections have been filed Chesterfield Council, The local planning authority, citing increased traffic, as opposed to the latest plan, as well as a supermarket is unnecessary, almost the opposite is another convenient store.

Go local store owners Rajesh and Hettel Patel objected – as well as petitioning more than 75 signatures against the project – that they had previously bought the store, using the Wirk Food & Wine Store, Amrik Wirk from the applicant, and a “forbidden property” neighborhood. It should not be used as a convenience store “.

Elliott Mather, a law firm their lawyer, wrote to the Council: “Our client has agreed to purchase property, business and goodwill from the applicant in good faith.

“The applicant’s agreement that Devonshire’s application should not be turned into a competitive convention store is one of the key factors that our customer agrees to purchase.”

The couple said they spent about $ 100,000 on a “significant renovation” of the shop and lodge above.

The letter states: “It is clear that opening a competitive store in such a vicinity could result in significant loss of value to our customer’s property and business.”

A planning application has been submitted seeking to convert the closed The Devonshire Pub into a convenience store.
A planning application has been submitted seeking to convert the closed The Devonshire Pub into a convenience store.

Ms Patel, 41, said: “This is going to destroy us. Customers are telling us that we do not need two stores close to each other.”

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Concerns about the safety of highways

The lawyer’s letter also raises concerns about the safety of highways.

Owners fear that Hettel and Rajesh Patel could ruin their co-local convenience store business if they are allowed to open a supermarket on the other side of the road.

It says: “Industrial Road is a very narrow street. In the absence of parking restrictions, it is worrying that prospective customers could be left out of the development, narrowing the industrial road further and restricting access not only to residents but also to emergency services. ”

However, the project has been welcomed by the local councilor.

Downston ward member Gown Garden Simmons said: “Glad to see this. This building is a sight to behold and has been broken into several times. ”

C3 Architectural Planning and Design, Mr. Wirk’s Planning Agent, approached for comment.

The Go Local Convenience Store is located approximately opposite the Devonshire Pub.

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The former Wirk Food & Wine shop has been converted into a Go Local Convenience Store by owners Hettel and Rajesh Patel.

Sophia Harrison

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I'm Sophia Harrison working as a part-time staff at the Costco since the past year until I become as an author at the iron blade, hope I can use my experiences with the supermarkets here.

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