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No action over Asda Penryn's pharmacy "planning breach"

By WBgdavies  |  Posted: January 11, 2013

Asda Penryn

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Cornwall Council's enforcement team has closed an investigation into an alleged breach of planning by Asda in Penryn, where a pharmacy has opened in the car park.

The store has a pharmacy licence, but was refused planning permission to remove a condition stopping it from opening a counter in the store because it was felt it would have a negative effect on the town centre by drawing shoppers away.

However last month a portable building was set up in the car park and has been operating since December 23.

The council received a number of complaints from people stating the store had breached planning by opening despite permission being refused - that application is currently the subject of an appeal.

But today the council has said it has closed the investigation because it as "not expedient" to take action.

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