Taylor Wimpey have applied to extend the hours the long awaited shops in East Wichel can be open. The restrictions covering the whole of Wichelstowe restrict businesses within mainly residential areas to open only between 8.30 am and 10.30 pm. For the shops to be built along East Wichel Way, Taylor Wimpey want to extend opening hours to between 7.00 am and 11.30 pm Sunday to Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. They say the shops will not be viable without the longer permitted opening hours.
Taylor Wimpey’s application (S/AMEND/13/1428) has been submitted as a ‘non-material’ amendment to existing planning permissions. As such, a decision on the application is expected within the next week or so.