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Plans have been approved for chippy, salon and Explore Learning Centre to move into Chapelford
11:30am Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
PLANS have been approved for a hairdressers and chippy to fill empty units in Chapelford.
The businesses were given the green light during a Warrington Borough Council development control meeting along with an Explore Learning tuition centre which will take up two units next door to Sainsbury’s, Santa Rosa Boulevard.
The centre will be the first of its kind in the town and will help five to 14-year-olds with maths, reading, writing and spelling while creating three full-time jobs and 10 to 15 part-time roles.
Work has already started on the chip shop but Sue Smales, who represented Sainsbury’s supermarket during the meeting, said months of discussions with a pharmacy finished with them being unable to agree terms and a hairdressers and beautician will move into the unit instead.
She also confirmed there were no plans for a pharmacy within the Sainsbury’s store.
Councillors Faisal Rashid and Will Hughes had objected to Explore Learning taking up two units rather than one ‘at the cost of other basic services which are far more important’ in the area.
The pair are now looking to get a pharmacy within the health centre on the housing estate instead.
Clr Hughes added: “Clr Rashid, myself and the Chapelford Resident’s Association, have done all we can on this issue, to try and ensure that the people of Chapelford received a variety of local services.
“However the decision has now been taken by the committee and the matter is out of our hands.
“We are sorry that we were not able to deliver what many residents had told us they wanted, however our attention must now turn to ensuring that the units are opened as soon as possible in order to create jobs in the local community.”
All four of the units are expected to be open before Christmas.