"We'll fight to save our town centre"

"We'll fight to save our town centre"

First published in News

TRADERS and councillors have vowed to battle new laws they fear could suck the life out of Colchester’s town centre.

A consultation has been launched after a Government inspector said Colchester Council policies which block developments harmful to the town centre could go against national guidelines.

The finding has raised new fears that stores traditionally found in high streets could instead open in retail parks and shopping centres such as Tollgate, in Stanway.

Ron Levy, secretary of Colchester Retail/Business Association, said: “The town centre is the heart of Colchester.

“If the heart dies, the body dies, so we must do everything we can to protect it.”

Pick up Friday's Essex County Standard for the full story

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10:10am Fri 21 Feb 14

Bert_Stimpson says...

"I am going to shock on three. One. I'm clear."
"Two. You are clear."
"Three, everybody clear."
Press the shock button.
"I am going to shock on three. One. I'm clear." "Two. You are clear." "Three, everybody clear." Press the shock button. Bert_Stimpson
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11:14am Fri 21 Feb 14

wearebeingwatched says...

It's a shame the government did not take this review before John Lewis wanted to move in at Tollgate.
It's a shame the government did not take this review before John Lewis wanted to move in at Tollgate. wearebeingwatched
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12:14pm Fri 21 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

What might we see on our high street under the government plans.maybe we should be told.
What might we see on our high street under the government plans.maybe we should be told. stevedawson
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