ASDA proposals for new superstore in Redhill: what do you think?

Supermarket giant ASDA has its eyes on a new superstore in Redhill.

They want to build on the corner of Cromwell Road and the High Street – demolishing 36 homes, several shops and offices and the Salvation Army building.

ASDA expect to submit their application later this year.  Meanwhile, you can see an outline of plans here: ASDA-Redhill-Final-a5

ASDA say that their plans “will give a much-needed boost to the town centre by offering more retail choice for local people and providing a positive knock-on effect for the Belfry Centre and other local businesses.”  Do you agree?

As your Green Councillors, we are committed to representing your views on issues affecting Redhill, so please let us know your views, either by  leaving a comment at the bottom of this page (we will pass all comments on to the Council), or by contacting one of us direct.

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  1. Graham Williams
    Posted Saturday, 18 February 2012 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    It’s great that ASDA want to come to Redhill – their prices are lower and that is important in a time of recession. I support the plan as long as the Salvation Army are given suitable alternative premises.

    • Councillor Sarah Finch
      Posted Sunday, 19 February 2012 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

      Hi Graham, Thanks for your comment. ASDA has not yet submitted their application for planning permission for these plans, until we do we won’t know the full details. I understand that they did have talks with the Salvation Army about helping them find alternative premises. Once we know more about ASDA’s plans, I will let you know. Best wishes, Sarah Finch

  2. Posted Wednesday, 23 May 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    This is a bad idea in my opinion for several reasons…

    Redhill town centre is relatively small and a three-fold expansion to Sainsburys has already been approved. If people aren’t coming into Redhill for one superstore then where is the logic to suggest that people will visit for a second superstore?

    What are the proposals for re-housing 36 families currently living in the flats that will be torn down?

    Asda’s proposition that they will encourage shoppers back into the Belfry do not appear to have any foundation in fact or experience, or at least no evidence of prior success is provided. A common public opinion is that introducing large superstores to an area is detrimental to local trade.

    Can the town centre one way system and main routes in/out handle the traffic from a second superstore? Has there been a traffic-flow analysis?

    As for the opinion that “Asda is cheaper” they are typically only 5% cheaper than Sainsburys and considering Redhill has long sustained an M&S food store I don’t think a cheaper store is a necessity.

    On the whole, I say no thanks. I’d rather see a fraction of the money spent on tidying up the Cromwell road area rather than razing the lot.

  3. David Russell
    Posted Friday, 8 February 2013 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    A large Asda store at the proposed Cromwell Road site would have a bad impact on small local businesses and therefore i say no Asda store should be built at said location.

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