Last of the commercial high street, Spring Vale

The former butchers shop on the high street of Spring Vale is to be demolished, along with the neighbouring commercial buildings. The planning statement gives us the reason that ‘current local market conditions will not support the reinstatement of the butchers shop’. But why limit our imagination to a purveyor of meat? I’m no shopkeeper, but high street commercial property is quite flexible. You could sell almost anything from this shop. Aren’t we trying to encourage small commercial centres that complement the larger hubs nearby?

Nope, knock it down, build some houses quickly and advertise them as being close to the M1.

4 townhouses – Spring Vale, Penistone

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This was once a high street. There will be nothing left of it once these buildings are gone. A village becomes a suburb.

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