Garden Centre Group's Heighley Gate Nursery and Garden Centre submits planning application

The Garden Centre Group's Heighley Gate Nursery and Garden Centre in Morpeth, Northumberland is seeking to consolidate planning conditions relating to the sale of clothing and footwear.

The outlet is restricted to selling garden clothes, footwear and hats, and some outdoor clothing, to avoid competition with Morpeth town centre.

But it has been in dispute with Northumberland County Council about what is covered by the conditions.

The garden centre has submitted a new application to remove the specifics and provide for the sale of clothing and shoes’ limited to a maximum of 2,000sqm of floor space. It uses 1,300sqm for clothing currently.

A retail impact assessment, prepared by Malcolm Scott Consultants, states: "The applicant has been in discussions with the local planning authority regarding what type of clothing and footwear is permitted, and this application is a pragmatic solution to resolve any disagreement regarding what type of clothing is allowed under the present operating conditions."

Some local councillors have expressed opposition.

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