Clifton housing development; Councillor talks bollocks

 ” ..Cllr Ian Malcolm in the Evening Post. He’s saying that the proposed development of 5,500 homes by Barratt near Clifton should NOT include any shops…

So whats his reasoning? Cllr Malcolm thinks that new shops may make existing shops in Clifton go out of business. Cllr Malcolm is one of Clifton South’s representatives. Now the development is actually planned in Rushcliffe Borough Council..

Now Clifton’s a big place, around 22,000 residents as far as I know…I don’t remember it being overburdened with shops and a bit of a scout round the web seems to identify 3 supermarkets in the area (although none of the big names), with a few smaller shops about the place..

It does have reasonable bus links to the City and one of the new tram routes is proposed to go that way which Cllr Malcolm seems quite keen on from the EP article.

So, lets recap. Cllr Malcolm is unhappy about new shops being built (in Rushcliffe) because he is concerned about loss of business for Clifton shops. But he seems happy enough with a major improvement to transport links which will spirit Clifton peeps (and probably quite a few Rushcliffe ones as well) away to the City where they may be tempted to partake in, uh, shopping…”

Follow the link below to read more.

http://ncclols.blogspot.com/

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4 Responses to Clifton housing development; Councillor talks bollocks

  1. Pinksy says:

    “…a bit of a scout round the web seems to identify 3 supermarkets in the area (although none of the big names)…”

    Clifton has got a Morrissons now

  2. nottgirl says:

    I didn’t know that. Thanks Pinksy

  3. barnze says:

    Morrisons has changed things here.As we had bugger all before.

  4. old skool says:

    clifton has nothing for familys,,,,,
    its a forgoten estate full of drugs…………..

    morrisons is a welcome push foward

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