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St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Morrison's is looking at building a new store in St Ives. The 2,882 sq m store would be built away from the town centre on a site between Harrison Way and Needingworth Road, adjacent to the Marsh Harrier pub.

Due to the flood risk on the site, it would be built on stilts with a 400-space car park and cycle park underneath. The plans also include a separate petrol station, with the fuel tanks above ground to reduce the risk of leakage.

United Kingdom
50° 24' 44.7156" N, 4° 22' 22.4472" W
Cambridgeshire GB

Campaign Updates
St Ives, Cambridgeshire

5 September 2017
Aldi unveils new store plans

The proposals include a 1,734 sq m food store with a car park of 134 spaces that will be accessed via a route off Stocks Bridge Way.

24 July 2017
Aldi plans new stored in town

Aldi is hoping to open in the town in late 2018, or early 2019, and has earmarked a two-acre site in Needingworth Road, on the edge of the town, for the proposed branch, though no formal planning application has yet been submitted.

22 February 2017
Morrisons plans approved
28 September 2016
Morrisons scales back size of store

Morrisons was given planning permission by Huntingdonshire District Council in 2013 but it has now revealed that the store, between Needingworth Road and Harrison Way, will be much smaller than originally planned.In the new plan the size of the supermarket has reduced from 63,750 sq ft to 44,000 sq ft, with the addition of a 10,500 sq ft unit for a non-food retailer.

27 January 2016
Mayor calls on update from Morrisons on store plans
22 February 2015
Morrisons still has no timescale for store build
22 May 2014
Tesco submits planning applications

For detailed work on its new convenience store.Work has already started on converting the former Manchester Arms pub in Needingworth Road. Now Tesco has applied to put in a new shop front at the building as well to install a cash machine.The firm also wants to put in plant and ancillary equipment, together with a fenced compound, and new fascia signs.

9 April 2014
Morrisons plans approved
13 December 2013
Planning application submitted

A planning application for a new supermarket in St Ives has been submitted by Morrisons and Endurance Estates.

22 October 2013
Morrisons unveils plans