28 February 2024

UPDATE: Asda confirm plans for new £20 million store – site layout revealed

Asda has announced plans to update their previous planning application and develop land off Hampton Park roundabout, which would bring a new £20 million store to the area and create up to 250 jobs in the city if approved.

The indicative site layout (pictured below) can be seen in an informative leaflet sent out by the retailer to residents in the Bishopdown Farm and Hampton Park area.

The retailer previously had planning permission approved by Wiltshire Councillors at the same location in 2017, with the latest proposals outlining plans for a 30,000 sqft store, petrol station, drive thru and restaurant offer.

The store would have capacity for an online grocery operation, with the capability to provide home delivery and Click & Collect services to customers in Salisbury.

As included in the previous proposal, land around the store would be developed to create a green space that can be enjoyed by the community.

According to the retailer, Asda’s original plans attracted strong community support, with the creation of new jobs and increase in customer choice cited as reasons for backing the retailer’s proposal to build in the city.

An Asda spokesperson further commented, “This proposal will see us invest in Salisbury for the long-term, bringing jobs and new opportunities to the city, as well as fulfilling customer demand for a convenient, competitively priced grocery offer on their doorstep.

“We previously received a high level of support for this development and would like to invite the community to engage with us once again, giving them the chance to ask questions about our plans for the future of this site“.

Speaking to Love Salisbury, leader of the Conservative group on Salisbury City Council, Cllr Mcgrath said, “I would strongly encourage people to take part in the consultation at Hampton Park Pavilion. It will be a great opportunity for residents of Bishopdown Farm, Hampton Park, Riverdown Park and elsewhere to have their say and make sure the development reflects the needs of the community, both in terms of the store itself as well as the related issues of traffic management and connectivity“.

Nick Botterill, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Development Control, added, “The local planning authority has not received a planning application on behalf of Asda at this time but understands that a consultation exercise is to be undertaken by Asda. Enquiries relating to this should be directed to those undertaking the exercise and not the local planning authority.

“There is a historic planning permission for a supermarket at London Road but this has expired“.

Further information will be available as part of a public exhibition on Saturday 20th November between 2.30pm and 7.30pm at the Hampton Park Pavilion, where the Asda project team will be available to answer questions.

Alternatively, residents can click here for more information and to comment on the proposal.

Image: Google Maps Street View.

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Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty