Comment posted RIP Helensburgh town centre: Waitrose out of town location approved by Graeme mccormick.
And all because the lady couldn’t buy pak chow
Graeme mccormick also commented
- siting Waitrose in east Helensburgh will not increase football to the town. Nor will it create new jobs. As the consumer spend is finite all it means is that some money spent in Helensburgh but more likely in Dumbarton will now be spent in Waitrose.
Consequently any jobs created at Waitrose will result in fewer jobs in Asda and Morrisons in Dumbarton.
bearing in mind that Dumbarton is the third poorest area in Scotland is there not a moral imperative on us to support Dumbarton where the loss of up to 180 jobs will have a devastating effect on these families who in all probability struggle much more than most Helensburgh families?
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One does wonder what the Waitrose management were thinking about in pursuing the site they choose. These people are supposed to weigh up all foreseeable consequences and opportunities a site presents. Likewise that is why we as a community have planners.
Apart from the issues raised the store is built the wrong way round. The view from the cafe is north instead of over the Clyde to the south. The car park is very exposed and there is no protection from the driving wind and rain for pedestrians.
Speeding cars from the east sailing though the mini roundabout without reducing their speed are a real problem for pedestrians and motorist exiting the site. The sight lines have been partially obscured by a stone wall
On a personal level there is no sense of occasion visiting it unlike Waitrose in Byres Road
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