John Reacts To Cribbs Causeway Decision

James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government has refused Cribbs Causeway’s expansion plans after John Penrose MP wrote a letter to his department warning it would sap £39million trade from Weston and risked derailing future projects and potential investment.

John said: “I am delighted the Government has listened to what I and everyone else has said, because the expansion plans threatened the excellent work our council, local businesses and many others have put in to regenerate Weston and attract new visitors.

“High Streets are struggling due to the rise of online shopping, and granting out-of-town retail parks like Cribbs permission to extend would only have squeezed them further. Weston’s businesses will breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that £39million in trade won’t be taken from our local economy, and investors looking at Weston won’t be given a reason to second guess setting up shop here.”

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