The Morrisons plan will provide affordable homes and a better shopping experience
23 November, 2017
How a new look Chalk Farm could look
• I WRITE further to your coverage and editorial of Morrisons planning application (Alliance formed to fight massive Chalk Farm retail park development, November 16).
As the store manager, I am pleased that our store and car park can provide the local community with 573 new homes, of which 40 per cent will be affordable, and employment space for around 1,300 new jobs.
However, most importantly for me, these plans will provide a vastly improved shopping experience for our customers.
A modernised Morrisons store will provide shoppers with more choice and a better selection of fresh and local produce. With car parking moved underground, there will be five new public squares to enjoy and a fantastic new children’s playground.
As well as children being able to play, they will be able to learn, at our innovative new urban rooftop farm. Here, children and families can together explore how fresh produce is grown and picked, ready to eat and enjoy!
Finally the wall separating Morrisons from Chalk Farm Road will be removed making it easier for shoppers walking to the store. And a new outdoor community space will be created.
Over the past few weeks, we have received dozens of signatures in support of our new proposals, and I do hope that Camden councillors can join us in supporting these exciting new plans for Chalk Farm at the planning committee.
I hope I can welcome people to a new store and to a new neighbourhood, in the very near future.
Morrisons, Chalk Farm Road, NW1