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New pet store could offer jobs in Ludlow
A SITE on the edge of Ludlow is being eyed up by a national pet store chain.
Pets at Home want to build a store together with a veterinary surgery and g rooming parlour on Foldgate Lane. It is claimed that it would create up to 12 new full-time jobs.
The site is adjacent to the Harry Tuffins petrol station and close to the Hagley Place Care Home.
Pets at Home has submitted a planning application that will be considered next Tuesday.
The chain says that it is an ideal site on the edge of town with plenty of car parking. Shropshire planning officials are recommending that approval is given to the application which is for outline permission despite a number of objections.
These relate to disturbance to the nearby residential home, traffic and competition for other similar businesses.
Pets at Home has said that it would be prepared to accept restrictions on the time that deliveries are made to the site.
The business is the largest retailer of its kind in the UK with more than 300 stores and more than 5,000 employees.
Councillor Vivienne Par ry, who represents Ludlow on Shropshire Council, says she has concerns at the impact the store would have on traffic.
“It is very busy with traffic going into Tuffins and the close proximity to the A49 and the Squirrel pub,”
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