Wyevale Garden Centres appeals against Endsleigh planning decision

An application to more than double the space dedicated to non-garden-centre products at Wyevale Garden Centre's Endsleigh centre in Devon was refused by South Hams Council in July, but Wyevale has now lodged an appeal against the decision.

Planning committee members said the proposal 'would harm the vitality of Ivybridge Town Centre',

Local traders complained and a planning officer reported to the committee: "I am concerned that the scale of the proposed increase of ‘clothes and footwear associated with a garden centre’ is excessive, and would...sterilise any potential for a town centre offer of comparable goods."

A Wyevale representative said: "As part of our ongoing investment in our garden centres, we are in the process of applying for approval to expand the available space within the branch."

Representations must be received by Wednesday, October 21.

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