Go ahead given for new shops in Kingsway
By Frederickwood | Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 19:32
Kingsway will get more shops following last night's planning committee decision to approve new retail units for the Local Centre. When I had the pleasure of opening the first phase of the shopping complex it was very clear that this was only the beginning and that more shops would be needed. The decision to go ahead with phase two will meet that need by providing a larger retail mix, giving more choice to Kingsway shoppers. Residents have been asking for hot food takeaways in Kingsway and I am pleased that the new phase will allow hot food outlets to set up at the Local Centre - so a local chippy or Indian takeaways could soon be a reality.
I have always regarded the Local Centre as being the heart of a community. The heart of Kingsway is getting stronger with last night's green light decision to build more shops. With a second primary school now open, a new community centre, sports facilities and nearby supermarket about to come on line, Kingsway is now starting to enjoy the vision of the original design. There is still more to be done and I will continue doing my bit to turn the grand design into reality.