Login Register
 °

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

By WBgdavies  |  Posted: January 11, 2013

Asda Penryn

Asda Penryn

Comments (0)

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.

Related content

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

Read more from West Briton

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters

YOUR COMMENTS AWAITING MODERATION

 
 
 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES

 
 

Poll

Do you think Asda in Penryn should be allowed to open a pharmacy?