Published: 6 July, 2012
• HYDE Housing, which is redeveloping the Packington estate, has decided it wants to put a supermarket on the corner of Packington Street and Rheidol Terrace.
When Hyde got planning permission for the estate, it was supposed to re-provide the small shops that are currently in the middle of the estate, known as “the Precinct”, at the edge of the estate.
This is meant to allow the existing small shops on the estate to transfer to the new shops.
The planning permission specifically says small shops (150 square metres).
Small shop units will maintain a range of shops in the area and keep this corner animated and active.
One big shop will provide a blank frontage, encourage loitering and bring large lorries into the area on a daily basis to service the supermarket, similar to Tesco at Islington Green.
If Hyde gets this permission, all the other small convenience stores in the area will be forced out of business.
Please write to Islington Council and object to application number P112906, and tell the council you want the small shops that have already got planning permission.
CLLR MARTIN KLUTE
Labour, St Peters ward