Kirkland’s Marple plans approved

Kirkland Developments has won the battle to develop a supermarket in Marple after it was granted full planning permission by Stockport Council and Asda's rival plan was rejected.

Kirkland, advised by HOW Planning, proposed a 25,000 sq ft food store on a two-acre site in the centre of Marple. The Trinity street site is currently a public car park and Royal Mail sorting office. The scheme includes landscaping and extensive public realm works to Trinity Street and the surrounding area.

Dan Brown, principal planner at HOW Planning, said: "Our scheme will not only result in the physical regeneration of an underutilised in-centre site but will also create a lasting legacy as a high-quality food retail development which 'anchors' the district centre, creating a significant longstanding attraction. It provides an ideal opportunity to expand and radically enhance the existing retail offer within Marple."

Asda planned a 25,000 sq ft store off Hibbert Lane in a joint scheme with Marple Sixth Form College.

Kirkland was advised by Fairhursts Design Group and Curtins.

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The correct decision. Now Kirkland have to reveal their detailed plans as to who they are partnering with on this scheme. Is it Waitrose?

By Michael Taylor

Waitrose or Aldi make no difference to me, the greater benefit is a development which strengthens the town centre rather than the Asda proposal off Hibbert Lane.


Asda / CAMSFC might still appeal. They’ve always made out that the kirkland scheme isn’t deliverable. Kirklands problem is that whilst there is still the prospect of the Asda scheme then their scheme is less viable so they’ll struggle to get an operator signed up. Kirkland need to bite the bullet though and get on with it so that an Asda appeal isn’t succesful (or better still Asda decide not to appeal)

By Rick D

Is there going to be a aldi in Marple

By Ianlewis

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