The garage, situated just off the main access road into the town centre site, where the road turns to the right after passing behind the new Poundstretcher store, was originally used to house sweeping machinery for the centre but the planning application now describes it as being “unused”.
The move is likely to raise concerns with the occupants of nearby properties in Dewfalls Drive, Little Pasture and The Green, some of which are just metres away from the proposed shop.
Residents of Dewfalls Drive and Wheatfield Drive campaigned vigorously against commercial structures in the new town centre being built directly behind their properties, as had been proposed in the earliest plans, leading to years of delay before a compromise solution could be found.
Documents submitted with the application state that the “vast majority” of Domino’s trade consists of telephone orders that are delivered to the point of order. Typically, only 20% of turnover comes from customers visiting the unit, it is claimed.
The applicants state that the store will trade until 11pm seven days a week and provide eight full-time and 25 part-time jobs.
Scott Lahive, Manager of the Willow Brook Centre said:
“This would make better use of the space and provide another well know food retailer for the town. The development of the garage to commercial premises would also be more suited to the Willow Brook environment.”
“It’s a further sign of success and confidence in Bradley Stoke. Harvester has just opened and we look forward to welcoming Boots in the New Year. Domino’s would be another great name for the centre.”
Pizza lovers in Bradley Stoke are currently served by Pizza Hut (next to Aldi) and the Papas Pizzas mobile takeaway. There is also an existing Domino’s outlet at Simmonds View, Stoke Gifford (near Esporta).
Related link: Takeaways in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)
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