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Out-Of-Town Retail Developments

Volume 113: debated on Friday 3 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the out-of-town retail developments which are currently before his Department for consideration.

[pursuant to his reply,2 April 1987]: The following out-of-town retail developments are currently before the Department as appeals or applications called in for determination by the Secretary of State. The list relates to proposals for development of 20,000 sq m or more outside established shopping centres at 31 March 1987.

Local planning authorityApplicant/AppellantGross-floor area (sq-metres)
Northern Region
North Tyneside MBCTyne Tunnel Trading Estate Ltd.35,394
Yorkshire and Humberside
Leeds CCLeeds University27,870
Leeds CCMountleigh Development Ltd.46,450
North West Region
Bury MBCNorth West Regional Health Authority23,225
Macclesfield BCTesco/Marks and Spencer25,000
Rochdale MBCJ & J Fee174,320
St. Helens MBCCitygrove Developments Ltd1 Pilkington1 United Co-operative Society Ltd.30,416
Salford MBCJ & J Fee192,900
Stockport MBCNorth West Regional Health Authority23,220
Spring Park Securities74,320
Trafford MBCManchester Ship Canal Company92,900
Trafford MBCPrudential Assurance Co. Ltd/Shell UK1116,125
West Midlands Region
Solihull MBCB & Q (Retail) Ltd.33,400
Standard Life Assurance Co.37,160
East Midlands Region
Mansfield DCChico Land Ltd.23,480
Blaby DCCentre 21 (Penwise Properties)164,566
W. J. Parker Ltd/Everards Ltd./Tiger Brewery130,310
Eastern Region
St. Albans City DC/Three Rivers DCTown and City Properties (Developers) Ltd.52,000
South Bedfordshire DCBTR plc/Citygrove developments Ltd.20,000
South Cambridgeshire DCCamtech Developments Ltd.27,870
Thurrock DCCapital Counties plc/Lakeside trading1206,800
South West Region
Bristol CCBayliss146,450
Prudential Assurance Co. Ltd.46,450
East Devon DCEBC25,700
Exeter CCM Baker Property Services Ltd.(and alternative scheme)32,515
Teignbridge DCShearwater/Digby Hospital158,990
Cameron hall137,067

Local planning authority


Gross-floor area (sq-metres)

South East Region

Spelthorne BC/Windsor and Maidenhead RBCARC Properties Ltd.81,500
LB of BrentIKEA Ltd.22,500
Tonbridge and Mailing DCASDA27,870

1 Indicates case called-in for the Secretary of State's decision.

Table 1 Projects by Type and Sponsor (total) Great Britain


Local authority

Local Education Authority

Voluntary organisation

Nationalised Industry

Private Sector

Health Authority

Government Department


Building and Landscaping884912703002
Home Insulation3289312032101
Research and Surveys43721808091013
Youth Work30111700011
Voluntary Acts24611500000
Other Social Services972923705102
CP Agent Management90837419329823
Environmental and Landscaping3,0751,771007517143
Building and Construction1,48863404446811
Archaeological Digs93480000010
Childrens Services5782410115730
Young Peoples Services1,16943301113782
Services for the Elderly1,9025810313332405
Services for the Disabled1,10937003332901
Centres for the Unemployed124840000000

Table 1—continued

Education institution

Ex-offenders organisations


Youth organisations

Old peoples groups

Disability groups

Ethnic groups

Environmental and conservation groups

Other voluntary organisations

Quasi-commercial body

Building and Landscaping0000000130
Home insulation06312110089419
Research and Surveys1615154135298414
Youth work0003000040
Voluntary acts0010100000
Other social services2032050044
CP agent management5964716614134717954
Environmental and Landscaping8£18177241102317338253
Building and Construction813312239451344286132