Ludlow residents 2 to 1 opposed to out of town supermarket

A recent survey by Ludlow MP Philip Dunne has revealed local residents are worried about the effect a large edge of town supermarket would have on town centre traders.

1,243 Ludlow residents responded to the survey, which covered issues including broadband, mobile signal, speeding, housing, Council Tax and national policies on the economy and the EU.

Mr Dunne said “I am grateful to the one in seven of local residents in Ludlow who took the time to fill in and return my recent Ludlow Residents’ Survey.

“I was particularly interested to gather the views of local residents on the potential proposed supermarket development on the edge of town. There is clear opinion on this issue: Ludlow residents are to 2 to 1 opposed, with 59% of residents believing a large superstore would adversely affect traders in town, compared to 31% who believe it would have no effect.

“57% of respondents said Ludlow should not be developed beyond the A49, compared to 24% who think it should.

“Ludlow is a beautiful traditional market town, and these results show local residents want it to stay that way. I will be contacting Shropshire Council to ask them to take into account these responses in any future decision on a proposed edge of town supermarket development.”

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