Public consultation over plans for Sainsbury’s superstore on Hull Road

Public consultation over plans for Sainsbury’s superstore on Hull Road

Public consultation over plans for Sainsbury’s superstore on Hull Road

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SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury’s is to start a public consultation on its plans to open a third superstore in York.

An exhibition of the proposals, which will be held at St Thomas’s Church, in Osbaldwick Lane, on Friday, from 11am to 7pm, and on Saturday, from 11am to 4pm.

Sainsbury’s want to convert the existing B&Q store in Hull Road, in a move which it says will create up to 400 jobs.

As well as the 60,000st ft food store, there will be 490 parking spaces, two electric vehicle charging bays and a cafe.

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10:43am Mon 20 Jan 14

sheps lad says...

And a bike shed?
And a bike shed? sheps lad
  • Score: -10

11:04am Mon 20 Jan 14

BL2 says...

How about a petrol station too? :-)
How about a petrol station too? :-) BL2
  • Score: 16

11:09am Mon 20 Jan 14

matroom says...

Bring it on i say. That side of town needs a supermarket. The over-priced garage next door has already got a petition going to stop it. Bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone. Just hope they put a petrol station in too.
Bring it on i say. That side of town needs a supermarket. The over-priced garage next door has already got a petition going to stop it. Bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone. Just hope they put a petrol station in too. matroom
  • Score: 15

11:22am Mon 20 Jan 14

yourkidding says...

so no to it the traffic is bad as it is .and matroom .if the shops are to dear don't shop there .like people with brains do
so no to it the traffic is bad as it is .and matroom .if the shops are to dear don't shop there .like people with brains do yourkidding
  • Score: -7

11:25am Mon 20 Jan 14

wildthing666 says...

BL2 wrote:
How about a petrol station too? :-)
would lose a lot of the parking space with a petrol station.
[quote][p][bold]BL2[/bold] wrote: How about a petrol station too? :-)[/p][/quote]would lose a lot of the parking space with a petrol station. wildthing666
  • Score: 2

11:25am Mon 20 Jan 14

Shouter says...

matroom wrote:
Bring it on i say. That side of town needs a supermarket. The over-priced garage next door has already got a petition going to stop it. Bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone. Just hope they put a petrol station in too.
Yes, I agree with you. It would be good. Would like to see some healthy competition (hopefully) for the BP garage next door. There is a large number of university students and other residents who do not have access to a supermarket near to where they live. It will also attract passing trade from the Hull Road. Good on Sainsburys for wanting to put a store there. I for one will certainly make use of it. However, where will B&Q go?
[quote][p][bold]matroom[/bold] wrote: Bring it on i say. That side of town needs a supermarket. The over-priced garage next door has already got a petition going to stop it. Bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone. Just hope they put a petrol station in too.[/p][/quote]Yes, I agree with you. It would be good. Would like to see some healthy competition (hopefully) for the BP garage next door. There is a large number of university students and other residents who do not have access to a supermarket near to where they live. It will also attract passing trade from the Hull Road. Good on Sainsburys for wanting to put a store there. I for one will certainly make use of it. However, where will B&Q go? Shouter
  • Score: 19

11:30am Mon 20 Jan 14

matroom says...

yourkidding wrote:
so no to it the traffic is bad as it is .and matroom .if the shops are to dear don't shop there .like people with brains do
What a silly, aggresive answer ??? For the record, i dont shop there, like people with brains do !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]yourkidding[/bold] wrote: so no to it the traffic is bad as it is .and matroom .if the shops are to dear don't shop there .like people with brains do[/p][/quote]What a silly, aggresive answer ??? For the record, i dont shop there, like people with brains do !!!!! matroom
  • Score: 15

12:00pm Mon 20 Jan 14

SteveSCA says...

yourkidding wrote:
so no to it the traffic is bad as it is .and matroom .if the shops are to dear don't shop there .like people with brains do
My goodness, this person sounds so thick!
[quote][p][bold]yourkidding[/bold] wrote: so no to it the traffic is bad as it is .and matroom .if the shops are to dear don't shop there .like people with brains do[/p][/quote]My goodness, this person sounds so thick! SteveSCA
  • Score: 21

12:19pm Mon 20 Jan 14

matroom says...

SteveSCA wrote:
yourkidding wrote:
so no to it the traffic is bad as it is .and matroom .if the shops are to dear don't shop there .like people with brains do
My goodness, this person sounds so thick!
Put it this way, i dont think he'll shop at the garage, if you get my drift ??!!
[quote][p][bold]SteveSCA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yourkidding[/bold] wrote: so no to it the traffic is bad as it is .and matroom .if the shops are to dear don't shop there .like people with brains do[/p][/quote]My goodness, this person sounds so thick![/p][/quote]Put it this way, i dont think he'll shop at the garage, if you get my drift ??!! matroom
  • Score: 9

12:22pm Mon 20 Jan 14

matroom says...

Im as bad as him , that was meant to read "will" shop at the garage !!
Im as bad as him , that was meant to read "will" shop at the garage !! matroom
  • Score: 6

3:59pm Mon 20 Jan 14

yourkidding says...

am I not allowed my thoughts .not ment to be aggressive,
am I not allowed my thoughts .not ment to be aggressive, yourkidding
  • Score: -2

4:24pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Sign 'O' The Times says...

Although it will be of no benefit to me, as I don't live or work in that area, I think it is a good idea and I'm surprised one wasn't built there years ago. The only possible downside would be that York isn't big enough to support three large Sainsbury's. I may be wrong, but if I'm right, I fear the Foss Bank store would close, which would be a shame.
Although it will be of no benefit to me, as I don't live or work in that area, I think it is a good idea and I'm surprised one wasn't built there years ago. The only possible downside would be that York isn't big enough to support three large Sainsbury's. I may be wrong, but if I'm right, I fear the Foss Bank store would close, which would be a shame. Sign 'O' The Times
  • Score: 3

5:29pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Phalanges says...

With a cafe. Great, with all of the cafe shortages in York.
With a cafe. Great, with all of the cafe shortages in York. Phalanges
  • Score: -1

10:19pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Non-corporate entity says...

SteveSCA wrote:
yourkidding wrote:
so no to it the traffic is bad as it is .and matroom .if the shops are to dear don't shop there .like people with brains do
My goodness, this person sounds so thick!
Sure does, the name is either misspelled or the person is calling everybody "kidding".
[quote][p][bold]SteveSCA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yourkidding[/bold] wrote: so no to it the traffic is bad as it is .and matroom .if the shops are to dear don't shop there .like people with brains do[/p][/quote]My goodness, this person sounds so thick![/p][/quote]Sure does, the name is either misspelled or the person is calling everybody "kidding". Non-corporate entity
  • Score: 2

3:36am Tue 21 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

sheps lad wrote:
And a bike shed?
Funny how this got negative votes, yet the comment about a petrol station was voted nearly double in positive votes. That alone goes to show how much of a "cycling city" York really is. If it was a proper cycling city, people would have a balanced viewpoint - thinking that whilst they themselves might not cycle, there will be people (especially students) who will cycle to the supermarket and so having covered accommodation for bicycles would be beneficial.

If this is built, a significant portion of the shop's customer base will be students for 9 months of the year - students who will either be walking, cycling, or using the bus (and I expect if this is built, the university will want better bus links to it - possibly extending the UB1 campus shuttle bus to go into the car park for sainsburys, and/or extending the Sb1 service which goes from Morrisons and goes past student accommodation on Lawrence Street to go to the new sainsburys). A lot can be told about a company by it's attitude towards non-car modes of transport... Monks Cross shopping centre refuses to relay the bus lane after it subsided, meaning buses divert around behind the centre; when ASDA relocated to Monks Cross, they put the bus stop at the very far end of the car park (and didn't even have a shelter at first); and B&Q on hull road originally had bike parking along the front of the store, but then they gt rid of it all and displaced bike parking to the unlit far end of the car park in order to put out rolls of insulation and other products without taking up car parking spaces - and yet such companies say "we care about the environment".

I have no objections to Sainsburys opening there (so long as a new B&Q store is no further away from Huntington than it is now), but all I ask is for sainsburys to give equal consideration to ALL forms of transport which will be used to get there.
[quote][p][bold]sheps lad[/bold] wrote: And a bike shed?[/p][/quote]Funny how this got negative votes, yet the comment about a petrol station was voted nearly double in positive votes. That alone goes to show how much of a "cycling city" York really is. If it was a proper cycling city, people would have a balanced viewpoint - thinking that whilst they themselves might not cycle, there will be people (especially students) who will cycle to the supermarket and so having covered accommodation for bicycles would be beneficial. If this is built, a significant portion of the shop's customer base will be students for 9 months of the year - students who will either be walking, cycling, or using the bus (and I expect if this is built, the university will want better bus links to it - possibly extending the UB1 campus shuttle bus to go into the car park for sainsburys, and/or extending the Sb1 service which goes from Morrisons and goes past student accommodation on Lawrence Street to go to the new sainsburys). A lot can be told about a company by it's attitude towards non-car modes of transport... Monks Cross shopping centre refuses to relay the bus lane after it subsided, meaning buses divert around behind the centre; when ASDA relocated to Monks Cross, they put the bus stop at the very far end of the car park (and didn't even have a shelter at first); and B&Q on hull road originally had bike parking along the front of the store, but then they gt rid of it all and displaced bike parking to the unlit far end of the car park in order to put out rolls of insulation and other products without taking up car parking spaces - and yet such companies say "we care about the environment". I have no objections to Sainsburys opening there (so long as a new B&Q store is no further away from Huntington than it is now), but all I ask is for sainsburys to give equal consideration to ALL forms of transport which will be used to get there. Magicman!
  • Score: 1

10:09am Tue 21 Jan 14

sheps lad says...

My comment was intended to be tongue in cheek!
My comment was intended to be tongue in cheek! sheps lad
  • Score: 0

8:24pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Vine Weevil says...

Presumably the plan is to surround Morrison and Waitrose with Sainsburys on every approach to Foss Island. Never seen supermarkets as dead as Sainsbury at Monks Cross and Foss Bank. Given their monopoly on convenience stores since taking over Jacksons, perhaps they should concentrate on looking at what they sell instead of building more places to sell it.
Presumably the plan is to surround Morrison and Waitrose with Sainsburys on every approach to Foss Island. Never seen supermarkets as dead as Sainsbury at Monks Cross and Foss Bank. Given their monopoly on convenience stores since taking over Jacksons, perhaps they should concentrate on looking at what they sell instead of building more places to sell it. Vine Weevil
  • Score: 0

11:19pm Tue 21 Jan 14

SteveSCA says...

Vine Weevil wrote:
Presumably the plan is to surround Morrison and Waitrose with Sainsburys on every approach to Foss Island. Never seen supermarkets as dead as Sainsbury at Monks Cross and Foss Bank. Given their monopoly on convenience stores since taking over Jacksons, perhaps they should concentrate on looking at what they sell instead of building more places to sell it.
I think that Sainsburys' sales figures - continuous growth for the last 36 quarters in a row - suggest that they might just have a bit more idea of what they're doing than you do. Sorry but I'm not sure they'll be coming to you for strategic advice.
[quote][p][bold]Vine Weevil[/bold] wrote: Presumably the plan is to surround Morrison and Waitrose with Sainsburys on every approach to Foss Island. Never seen supermarkets as dead as Sainsbury at Monks Cross and Foss Bank. Given their monopoly on convenience stores since taking over Jacksons, perhaps they should concentrate on looking at what they sell instead of building more places to sell it.[/p][/quote]I think that Sainsburys' sales figures - continuous growth for the last 36 quarters in a row - suggest that they might just have a bit more idea of what they're doing than you do. Sorry but I'm not sure they'll be coming to you for strategic advice. SteveSCA
  • Score: 0

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