Shoppers give overwhelming approval to White Rose Centre plans

Shoppers have given their approval to the newly revised White Rose Centre expansion plans.
Shoppers have given their approval to the newly revised White Rose Centre expansion plans.

Almost 99 per cent of people who have seen the revised plans for extension of the White Rose Centre have given them the thumbs up.

The most significant revision to the plans, that originally went on display at a public exhibition in September, is the introduction of a new car park on the former scrapyard site to the south of the centre, next to Sainsbury’s.

At a public display at White Rose earlier this month, 1,130 people filled in a comment card and 1,118 said they liked what they saw – an approval rating of 98.9 per cent.

The proposals for extension of the centre include a multiscreen cinema and four new restaurants.

Gerald Jennings, portfolio director for Land Securities, which owns and manages White Rose, said: “Last year more than 89 percent of people who attended the public exhibition said they like our plans, but some told us that they had concerns about car parking. Now it appears we have found a solution that the vast majority of people support, by creating a new car park of approximately 570 spaces.