Stapeley garden centre in consultation over future

Staff at Stapeley Water Garden are entering a 30-day consultation period with managers.

Staff are in consultation pending store closure at Stapeley Water Gardens - image: Stapeley Water Gardens
Staff are in consultation pending store closure at Stapeley Water Gardens - image: Stapeley Water Gardens
Plans to build 150 homes at the site and move the garden centre as part of an expansion project have been underway for four years but work is yet to start.

A garden centre representative said: "Unfortunately due to a difficult trading year and complications with site developments, a 30-day consultation process has now begun regarding the future of the garden centre.

"The consultation process is a legal process which gives the company and staff time to discuss proposals and if possible find ways to mitigate or avoid redundancies.

"Until this consultation has ended we will not be in a position to comment further."

Palms Tropical Oasis at the garden centre shut in August.

Garden Centre Group's Bridgemere Centre is nearby. Dobbies has been mentioned in local planning documents as expressing an interest in the site.



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