Morrisons Update: Monmouthshire County Council Reaches Revised Planning Application


Councillor Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for innovation and enterprise has released this statement on the supermarket giant Morrisons, that was due to be built on the former grounds of the livestock market in the autumn of 2014:

“Monmouthshire County Council has reached agreement with Morrisons for the company to bring forward a revised planning application for its proposed store in Abergavenny. The planning application has been received and following registration it will be posted on our planning portal. Subject to a successful permission being granted, the company intends to build a store, of similar size to the store for which there is an existing permission. It is anticipated that building will commence once all permissions are in place.”


“The new store will represent a new style and trading format for the company. The non-food percentage restrictions contained in the original agreement will remain. Lawyers are presently drawing up the revised agreement. Until that is finalised, no further comments will be made on the agreement.”


“This is very good news for Abergavenny, bringing certainty to what has been an unclear situation.”


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  1. How can this be good news. The land has been derelict for ages now an eyesore . The council have yet again Been dragging their feet as they have done on many occasions. Lack of maintenance is the start of it , then they close it down as too expensive to bring up to standard then sell it off . Great job

  2. Now the deal is done, I wonder where the money from Morrissons is going to be spent around Abergavenny.- or willit vanish into the MCC coffers.

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