Supermarket proposals could create hundreds of jobs in Darlington

The former SCA Packaging site

The former SCA Packaging site

First published in News

PROPOSALS to regenerate a Darlington industrial estate could create hundreds of jobs.

A supermarket and petrol station on the Faverdale Industrial Estate would create around 200 full and part-time jobs, according to developers.

The Lateral Property Group hopes to transform the former SCA Packaging site into a supermarket with a car park and petrol station.

The site, which lies close to the entrance of the large industrial estate, would include a supermarket around the size of the Asda store at Whinfield Way, parking for around 300 cars and the petrol station.

The proposals are at a very early stage and a planning application has not yet been submitted to Darlington Borough Council.

The developer said it is too early to confirm an occupant for the site, which could attract firms like Waitrose and Tesco, who – aside from a small Tesco Express store in the town centre - are currently without premises in Darlington.

Developers say the brownfield regeneration project will give the North-West area of the town a food store capable of meeting weekly food shopping needs.

The redevelopment plans will be displayed at an exhibition taking place later this week.

Philip Lunn, managing director of Lateral, says: “We are really looking forward to meeting with local people at our exhibition in Faverdale to share our proposals and idea for the regeneration of this part of Darlington.

“Currently the majority of families from north-west Darlington travel across town by car to carry out their main weekly shop at either Morrisons in North Road, Sainsbury’s in Victoria Road or Asda in Whinfield Way.

“This site is in a location that is near to the heart of the north western population and which is highly accessible by bus, by bicycle, on foot and by car.

“A food store here will provide an opportunity for local residents to shop locally and make shorter journeys for their main weekly shop, avoiding the need to make long journeys to reach the existing larger supermarkets elsewhere in Darlington.”

Local residents are invited to a first stage consultation to discuss the development and view the proposals at the White Heifer that Travelled pub, on John Fowler Way, in West Park.

The exhibition will take place on Friday, July 11 between 3pm and 7pm and Saturday, July 12 between 10am and 3pm.

A dedicated website, which will be launched to coincide with the exhibition and provide more information about the project, can be found at darlingtonyoursay.co.uk.

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2:09pm Tue 8 Jul 14

LUSTARD says...

t co-op wont like it
t co-op wont like it LUSTARD
  • Score: 9

2:47pm Tue 8 Jul 14

youngcrony says...

LUSTARD wrote:
t co-op wont like it
The prices that the Co-op demands are absolutely disgusting. Anybody who works, shops or is associated with the Co-op needs a damned good flogging if they really thing that their prices are acceptable, especially in today's financial climate!
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: t co-op wont like it[/p][/quote]The prices that the Co-op demands are absolutely disgusting. Anybody who works, shops or is associated with the Co-op needs a damned good flogging if they really thing that their prices are acceptable, especially in today's financial climate! youngcrony
  • Score: 5

3:42pm Tue 8 Jul 14

calumannabel says...

A lot of people living on the Faverdale side of Darlington shop in W Auckland - free parking and plenty of supermarkets. Please no Tesco in Darlington - they aren't losing 1m customers a week for nothing.
Any extra traffic coming into Faverdale in the morning rush hour would not be welcome. Bad bad idea!
A lot of people living on the Faverdale side of Darlington shop in W Auckland - free parking and plenty of supermarkets. Please no Tesco in Darlington - they aren't losing 1m customers a week for nothing. Any extra traffic coming into Faverdale in the morning rush hour would not be welcome. Bad bad idea! calumannabel
  • Score: 7

4:06pm Tue 8 Jul 14

thevoiceofthevoiceless says...

Living over this side of town I am all for it in principle - would like a bigger store than the one over Whinfield we need one of the flagship stores

But on one condition - you (I.e. Council and planners) have got to do something about the traffic - west Auckland road cannot cope at the moment with traffic and this would be a nightmare - you have to find a way to connect this side of the town better so it not a tunnel for all northbound A1 traffic - start with connecting rotary way to the new junction behind B&Q as originally planned in the cross town route
Living over this side of town I am all for it in principle - would like a bigger store than the one over Whinfield we need one of the flagship stores But on one condition - you (I.e. Council and planners) have got to do something about the traffic - west Auckland road cannot cope at the moment with traffic and this would be a nightmare - you have to find a way to connect this side of the town better so it not a tunnel for all northbound A1 traffic - start with connecting rotary way to the new junction behind B&Q as originally planned in the cross town route thevoiceofthevoiceless
  • Score: 25

4:06pm Tue 8 Jul 14

DarloXman says...

Supermarkets do not create new jobs - they simply replace jobs elsewhere - and because of their scale and efficiency 1 job in a supermarket replaces approximately 1.5 elsewhere.

I would have thought Darlington has enough Supermarkets!
Supermarkets do not create new jobs - they simply replace jobs elsewhere - and because of their scale and efficiency 1 job in a supermarket replaces approximately 1.5 elsewhere. I would have thought Darlington has enough Supermarkets! DarloXman
  • Score: 16

4:17pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Topcat28 says...

Why not build houses in this area instead of using up Darlingtons green spaces.
Why not build houses in this area instead of using up Darlingtons green spaces. Topcat28
  • Score: 11

4:44pm Tue 8 Jul 14

maw.si says...

Topcat28 wrote:
Why not build houses in this area instead of using up Darlingtons green spaces.
they can't build houses on that site due to contamination ,well that's what Lateral Poperty Group are quoted as saying. They would be better sticking a large food store on the land that Mowden Rugby club pulled out of buying off Edward Pease Way on the Westpark Estate, They could do with something on that side of the town so people have the option of not being forced to pay the high prices they see at the Co-op stores in the area.
[quote][p][bold]Topcat28[/bold] wrote: Why not build houses in this area instead of using up Darlingtons green spaces.[/p][/quote]they can't build houses on that site due to contamination ,well that's what Lateral Poperty Group are quoted as saying. They would be better sticking a large food store on the land that Mowden Rugby club pulled out of buying off Edward Pease Way on the Westpark Estate, They could do with something on that side of the town so people have the option of not being forced to pay the high prices they see at the Co-op stores in the area. maw.si
  • Score: 3

6:15pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Spy Boy says...

Topcat28 wrote:
Why not build houses in this area instead of using up Darlingtons green spaces.
It's all down to the value of the land. The council may not own this land, which will be lower value than the green space that the council have said is suddenly OK for housing. Housing land has a much higher value and the council own it. There is a definate pattern to what they are doing and it's not good news. Quite underhand, in fact.
[quote][p][bold]Topcat28[/bold] wrote: Why not build houses in this area instead of using up Darlingtons green spaces.[/p][/quote]It's all down to the value of the land. The council may not own this land, which will be lower value than the green space that the council have said is suddenly OK for housing. Housing land has a much higher value and the council own it. There is a definate pattern to what they are doing and it's not good news. Quite underhand, in fact. Spy Boy
  • Score: 13

8:25pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Border Terrier says...

"Waitrose" Er I don't think so somehow.
"Waitrose" Er I don't think so somehow. Border Terrier
  • Score: 6

7:56am Wed 9 Jul 14

oliviaden6 says...

Border Terrier wrote:
"Waitrose" Er I don't think so somehow.
Nothing wrong with Waitrose its a **** good store and great products and yes it does offer deals along with all the rest dont believe the hype till you try it? I would shop there if it came to Darlington.
[quote][p][bold]Border Terrier[/bold] wrote: "Waitrose" Er I don't think so somehow.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with Waitrose its a **** good store and great products and yes it does offer deals along with all the rest dont believe the hype till you try it? I would shop there if it came to Darlington. oliviaden6
  • Score: 5

8:25am Wed 9 Jul 14

annier00nie says...

We surely don't need another supermarket in Darlington, I agree that the land would be better used for housing, but then again West Auckland Road is an absolute nightmare for traffic, especially on Wednesday morning when the binmen decide to hold up the traffic by not pulling in to the side of the road!! boils my blood that one. Its horrific getting out of Brinkburn Road at the best of times, should be some kind of traffic light controlled junction there, an really bad accident waiting to happen.
We surely don't need another supermarket in Darlington, I agree that the land would be better used for housing, but then again West Auckland Road is an absolute nightmare for traffic, especially on Wednesday morning when the binmen decide to hold up the traffic by not pulling in to the side of the road!! boils my blood that one. Its horrific getting out of Brinkburn Road at the best of times, should be some kind of traffic light controlled junction there, an really bad accident waiting to happen. annier00nie
  • Score: 18

10:14am Wed 9 Jul 14

pager11 says...

I am sure billy boy and his band of merry men will make more of a mess with the traffic if this gets the go ahead, just look at the town now !!
I am sure billy boy and his band of merry men will make more of a mess with the traffic if this gets the go ahead, just look at the town now !! pager11
  • Score: 18

10:26am Wed 9 Jul 14

Thetraveller says...

As someone who lived in this area of Darlington for over 10 years until mid-2013, the area does need a larger supermarket and petrol station. The problem is, and remains, traffic: West Auckland Road is already seriously congested for long periods and that was one of the big reasons I moved away. The only way I see this plan working is if money is secured by the council from the developers to complete the Cross Town Link joining Rotary Way to (at least) Whessoe Road, so providing an alternative way to get from the Faverdale area to the east of town and the A66 to/from Teesside, without having to go via the (also frequently congested) town centre. Without this the development will simply add to the already serious traffic problems in Faverdale and Cockerton.
As someone who lived in this area of Darlington for over 10 years until mid-2013, the area does need a larger supermarket and petrol station. The problem is, and remains, traffic: West Auckland Road is already seriously congested for long periods and that was one of the big reasons I moved away. The only way I see this plan working is if money is secured by the council from the developers to complete the Cross Town Link joining Rotary Way to (at least) Whessoe Road, so providing an alternative way to get from the Faverdale area to the east of town and the A66 to/from Teesside, without having to go via the (also frequently congested) town centre. Without this the development will simply add to the already serious traffic problems in Faverdale and Cockerton. Thetraveller
  • Score: 18

12:59pm Wed 9 Jul 14

chansm79 says...

Wasn't there a plan to link Faverdale to Whessoe not that long back, through a housing application, but was rejected because the council wanted to keep the land for industrial use?

Looking at the map, its certainly close enough, and wouldn't take that big a stretch of tarmac to create the link... and opens up the area for building into smaller industrial units, which the council seem to approve of - even though they often stay empty!
Wasn't there a plan to link Faverdale to Whessoe not that long back, through a housing application, but was rejected because the council wanted to keep the land for industrial use? Looking at the map, its certainly close enough, and wouldn't take that big a stretch of tarmac to create the link... and opens up the area for building into smaller industrial units, which the council seem to approve of - even though they often stay empty! chansm79
  • Score: 7

4:25pm Wed 9 Jul 14

D. Hop says...

^^^ The council may not want to upset the travelling community.
^^^ The council may not want to upset the travelling community. D. Hop
  • Score: 18

6:15pm Wed 9 Jul 14

laughingboy51 says...

Surely an Aldi store would be a better bet. Most of the people from West Park already shop there, loading their SUV's with Aldi goods in Sainsbury Carrier Bags!
Surely an Aldi store would be a better bet. Most of the people from West Park already shop there, loading their SUV's with Aldi goods in Sainsbury Carrier Bags! laughingboy51
  • Score: 10

10:07pm Wed 9 Jul 14

stevegg says...

Like all similar size towns in England all major arterial roads are congested, same in this town, this is not unique to West Auckland Road, the road network configuration in towns was designed for light traffic use circa 100 years ago and cannot cope with the huge volume of traffic now using it. Its estimated only 15-20% (5 to 7 million) of all registered vehicles (currently circa 35 milion and rising) use the road network at any given time and any increase in this figure causes huge congestion issues. Cross town route was a good idea in concept but will probably not be completed in the next decade (if ever) as there is no will or money to do it, it took 30 years just to complete the 1.5 miles from the A66 bypass to Haughton Road (about 1/3 of the route) . Even if a supermarket is built I expect there will be little or no change to the layout of West Auckland road, you will probably find (knowing this councils obsession) that the only change will be traffic lights on that roundabout, which as all drivers know makes little or no difference to congestion, it just gives some order to the traffic flow.
Like all similar size towns in England all major arterial roads are congested, same in this town, this is not unique to West Auckland Road, the road network configuration in towns was designed for light traffic use circa 100 years ago and cannot cope with the huge volume of traffic now using it. Its estimated only 15-20% (5 to 7 million) of all registered vehicles (currently circa 35 milion and rising) use the road network at any given time and any increase in this figure causes huge congestion issues. Cross town route was a good idea in concept but will probably not be completed in the next decade (if ever) as there is no will or money to do it, it took 30 years just to complete the 1.5 miles from the A66 bypass to Haughton Road (about 1/3 of the route) . Even if a supermarket is built I expect there will be little or no change to the layout of West Auckland road, you will probably find (knowing this councils obsession) that the only change will be traffic lights on that roundabout, which as all drivers know makes little or no difference to congestion, it just gives some order to the traffic flow. stevegg
  • Score: 11

10:49pm Wed 9 Jul 14

LUSTARD says...

thevoiceofthevoicele
ss
wrote:
Living over this side of town I am all for it in principle - would like a bigger store than the one over Whinfield we need one of the flagship stores

But on one condition - you (I.e. Council and planners) have got to do something about the traffic - west Auckland road cannot cope at the moment with traffic and this would be a nightmare - you have to find a way to connect this side of the town better so it not a tunnel for all northbound A1 traffic - start with connecting rotary way to the new junction behind B&Q as originally planned in the cross town route
cant do im afraid, its earmarked for a nice car park for the new steam train park n ride,
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceofthevoicele ss[/bold] wrote: Living over this side of town I am all for it in principle - would like a bigger store than the one over Whinfield we need one of the flagship stores But on one condition - you (I.e. Council and planners) have got to do something about the traffic - west Auckland road cannot cope at the moment with traffic and this would be a nightmare - you have to find a way to connect this side of the town better so it not a tunnel for all northbound A1 traffic - start with connecting rotary way to the new junction behind B&Q as originally planned in the cross town route[/p][/quote]cant do im afraid, its earmarked for a nice car park for the new steam train park n ride, LUSTARD
  • Score: 6

11:03pm Wed 9 Jul 14

LUSTARD says...

youngcrony wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
t co-op wont like it
The prices that the Co-op demands are absolutely disgusting. Anybody who works, shops or is associated with the Co-op needs a damned good flogging if they really thing that their prices are acceptable, especially in today's financial climate!
good quality food though, and u will get what u pay for, hope the neighbourhood watch is going well bye the way
[quote][p][bold]youngcrony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: t co-op wont like it[/p][/quote]The prices that the Co-op demands are absolutely disgusting. Anybody who works, shops or is associated with the Co-op needs a damned good flogging if they really thing that their prices are acceptable, especially in today's financial climate![/p][/quote]good quality food though, and u will get what u pay for, hope the neighbourhood watch is going well bye the way LUSTARD
  • Score: 10

6:46am Thu 10 Jul 14

Jonn says...

calumannabel wrote:
A lot of people living on the Faverdale side of Darlington shop in W Auckland - free parking and plenty of supermarkets. Please no Tesco in Darlington - they aren't losing 1m customers a week for nothing.
Any extra traffic coming into Faverdale in the morning rush hour would not be welcome. Bad bad idea!
People living in the Faverdale area drive all the way to West Auckland to shop because of free parking???
[quote][p][bold]calumannabel[/bold] wrote: A lot of people living on the Faverdale side of Darlington shop in W Auckland - free parking and plenty of supermarkets. Please no Tesco in Darlington - they aren't losing 1m customers a week for nothing. Any extra traffic coming into Faverdale in the morning rush hour would not be welcome. Bad bad idea![/p][/quote]People living in the Faverdale area drive all the way to West Auckland to shop because of free parking??? Jonn
  • Score: 12

12:17pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Thetraveller says...

I certainly did drive to the retail park at Tindale Crescent when I lived at Faverdale, yes. Although it was further away, it actually took less time than driving into Darlington town centre: it also has a decent choice of shops and yes, free parking aplenty as well. Often an easier option than battling along the A68 into Darlington's congested town centre and then forking out for parking fees on top.
I certainly did drive to the retail park at Tindale Crescent when I lived at Faverdale, yes. Although it was further away, it actually took less time than driving into Darlington town centre: it also has a decent choice of shops and yes, free parking aplenty as well. Often an easier option than battling along the A68 into Darlington's congested town centre and then forking out for parking fees on top. Thetraveller
  • Score: 10

9:17pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Border Terrier says...

oliviaden6 wrote:
Border Terrier wrote:
"Waitrose" Er I don't think so somehow.
Nothing wrong with Waitrose its a **** good store and great products and yes it does offer deals along with all the rest dont believe the hype till you try it? I would shop there if it came to Darlington.
I was shopping in Waitrose 30 years ago. And I know how good it is.
But they are very selective where they site their stores. Darlington is not one of them. They tried it in Durham city, didn't last long.
[quote][p][bold]oliviaden6[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Border Terrier[/bold] wrote: "Waitrose" Er I don't think so somehow.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with Waitrose its a **** good store and great products and yes it does offer deals along with all the rest dont believe the hype till you try it? I would shop there if it came to Darlington.[/p][/quote]I was shopping in Waitrose 30 years ago. And I know how good it is. But they are very selective where they site their stores. Darlington is not one of them. They tried it in Durham city, didn't last long. Border Terrier
  • Score: 6

1:13pm Fri 11 Jul 14

benthompson says...

Border Terrier wrote:
oliviaden6 wrote:
Border Terrier wrote:
"Waitrose" Er I don't think so somehow.
Nothing wrong with Waitrose its a **** good store and great products and yes it does offer deals along with all the rest dont believe the hype till you try it? I would shop there if it came to Darlington.
I was shopping in Waitrose 30 years ago. And I know how good it is.
But they are very selective where they site their stores. Darlington is not one of them. They tried it in Durham city, didn't last long.
There are a few things you miss out there.

1) Durham's Waitrose was in an appalling location in a shopping centre left behind as Prince Bishops moved the focus of the town back to the market place..

2) Sainsbury's shopper profile for Darlington shows a very different profile to the one you present. Its alcohol section is based on an AB customer profile...

Finally its worth looking at the artist impression of the store on the new website, that design is a typical Waitrose / Booths design rather than Tescos....
[quote][p][bold]Border Terrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oliviaden6[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Border Terrier[/bold] wrote: "Waitrose" Er I don't think so somehow.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with Waitrose its a **** good store and great products and yes it does offer deals along with all the rest dont believe the hype till you try it? I would shop there if it came to Darlington.[/p][/quote]I was shopping in Waitrose 30 years ago. And I know how good it is. But they are very selective where they site their stores. Darlington is not one of them. They tried it in Durham city, didn't last long.[/p][/quote]There are a few things you miss out there. 1) Durham's Waitrose was in an appalling location in a shopping centre left behind as Prince Bishops moved the focus of the town back to the market place.. 2) Sainsbury's shopper profile for Darlington shows a very different profile to the one you present. Its alcohol section is based on an AB customer profile... Finally its worth looking at the artist impression of the store on the new website, that design is a typical Waitrose / Booths design rather than Tescos.... benthompson
  • Score: 3

5:27pm Fri 11 Jul 14

mixxer says...

Before anything gets built the traffic issue needs addressing. After that, unless it's a Lidl or Aldi I won't be shopping there.
Before anything gets built the traffic issue needs addressing. After that, unless it's a Lidl or Aldi I won't be shopping there. mixxer
  • Score: 3

12:18pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Jonn says...

Thetraveller wrote:
I certainly did drive to the retail park at Tindale Crescent when I lived at Faverdale, yes. Although it was further away, it actually took less time than driving into Darlington town centre: it also has a decent choice of shops and yes, free parking aplenty as well. Often an easier option than battling along the A68 into Darlington's congested town centre and then forking out for parking fees on top.
You're saying it's quicker to drive from Faverdale to Tindale Crescent than Faverdale to D'ton town centre?? Blimey, you must drive fast.
Tindale may have a 'decent choice' but D'ton has a much better choice.
If you prefer a 'decent choice' and free parking, fair enough. Bet you still shop in Darlington though.
[quote][p][bold]Thetraveller[/bold] wrote: I certainly did drive to the retail park at Tindale Crescent when I lived at Faverdale, yes. Although it was further away, it actually took less time than driving into Darlington town centre: it also has a decent choice of shops and yes, free parking aplenty as well. Often an easier option than battling along the A68 into Darlington's congested town centre and then forking out for parking fees on top.[/p][/quote]You're saying it's quicker to drive from Faverdale to Tindale Crescent than Faverdale to D'ton town centre?? Blimey, you must drive fast. Tindale may have a 'decent choice' but D'ton has a much better choice. If you prefer a 'decent choice' and free parking, fair enough. Bet you still shop in Darlington though. Jonn
  • Score: -5

8:51pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Thetraveller says...

Yes I am saying that - Faverdale to Tindale Crescent takes 15 mins along the A68 and A6072. Now try driving from Faverdale, through Cockerton to Darlington Sainsbury's car park in that time, especially on a Saturday lunchtime or weekday afternoon when the schools finish. Anything up to 45 mins is not unknown for that journey to/from town. And BTW I don't live in Darlington any more, the ever increasing traffic congestion and stress it caused most days was a big reason why I left.
Yes I am saying that - Faverdale to Tindale Crescent takes 15 mins along the A68 and A6072. Now try driving from Faverdale, through Cockerton to Darlington Sainsbury's car park in that time, especially on a Saturday lunchtime or weekday afternoon when the schools finish. Anything up to 45 mins is not unknown for that journey to/from town. And BTW I don't live in Darlington any more, the ever increasing traffic congestion and stress it caused most days was a big reason why I left. Thetraveller
  • Score: 6

3:45am Sun 13 Jul 14

pandorica says...

thevoiceofthevoicele
ss
wrote:
Living over this side of town I am all for it in principle - would like a bigger store than the one over Whinfield we need one of the flagship stores

But on one condition - you (I.e. Council and planners) have got to do something about the traffic - west Auckland road cannot cope at the moment with traffic and this would be a nightmare - you have to find a way to connect this side of the town better so it not a tunnel for all northbound A1 traffic - start with connecting rotary way to the new junction behind B&Q as originally planned in the cross town route
I agree, I live on the main road and it is horrendous. This is not just during the day either. During the night we have Aldi wagons racing down towards Cockerton Village. They drive so fast my house shakes. We also from time to time have traffic from the A1 diverted southbound during the night when there is planned road works on the motorway. The congestion in and around the village and on West Auckland Road is dangerous, and I agree with another post on here, and accident waiting to happen. I would love to see a supermarket built up here, and it would make sense to have Aldi as there based on the industrial estate anyways. The Coop are monopolising the area with their ridiculous overpriced products. The smaller one next to Barry Lambs charge more for the same product down at the main one in the village. Heron is good for frozen products, but lacks other essentials that I would buy in a supermarket. And my issue really apart from what I have already said is parking. I am unable to park outside my own house. It is so frustrating when I am unloading my shopping as I have to get the kids in first, make sure there safe, then run back to grab the shopping as other shoppers who are in the village park on my front. I fear for my son when he walks back and forward to school. He is a teenager but the road is just horrendous. Some new link roads need to be done to take the congestion away from West Auckland Road. I would be happy to see another supermarket up here, but am struggling to find a way of easing the congestion on the only road leading up to it, unless the link routes were in place.
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceofthevoicele ss[/bold] wrote: Living over this side of town I am all for it in principle - would like a bigger store than the one over Whinfield we need one of the flagship stores But on one condition - you (I.e. Council and planners) have got to do something about the traffic - west Auckland road cannot cope at the moment with traffic and this would be a nightmare - you have to find a way to connect this side of the town better so it not a tunnel for all northbound A1 traffic - start with connecting rotary way to the new junction behind B&Q as originally planned in the cross town route[/p][/quote]I agree, I live on the main road and it is horrendous. This is not just during the day either. During the night we have Aldi wagons racing down towards Cockerton Village. They drive so fast my house shakes. We also from time to time have traffic from the A1 diverted southbound during the night when there is planned road works on the motorway. The congestion in and around the village and on West Auckland Road is dangerous, and I agree with another post on here, and accident waiting to happen. I would love to see a supermarket built up here, and it would make sense to have Aldi as there based on the industrial estate anyways. The Coop are monopolising the area with their ridiculous overpriced products. The smaller one next to Barry Lambs charge more for the same product down at the main one in the village. Heron is good for frozen products, but lacks other essentials that I would buy in a supermarket. And my issue really apart from what I have already said is parking. I am unable to park outside my own house. It is so frustrating when I am unloading my shopping as I have to get the kids in first, make sure there safe, then run back to grab the shopping as other shoppers who are in the village park on my front. I fear for my son when he walks back and forward to school. He is a teenager but the road is just horrendous. Some new link roads need to be done to take the congestion away from West Auckland Road. I would be happy to see another supermarket up here, but am struggling to find a way of easing the congestion on the only road leading up to it, unless the link routes were in place. pandorica
  • Score: 6

7:26am Sun 13 Jul 14

Jonn says...

Thetraveller wrote:
Yes I am saying that - Faverdale to Tindale Crescent takes 15 mins along the A68 and A6072. Now try driving from Faverdale, through Cockerton to Darlington Sainsbury's car park in that time, especially on a Saturday lunchtime or weekday afternoon when the schools finish. Anything up to 45 mins is not unknown for that journey to/from town. And BTW I don't live in Darlington any more, the ever increasing traffic congestion and stress it caused most days was a big reason why I left.
Don't drive into D'ton centre at those busy times then. All towns have busy periods. Also, no need to drive through Cockerton itself as I'm sure you aware, you can turn off at the oval and use alternative routes, much quicker.
If it's known to take you upto 45 mins to and from D'ton centre then Tindale is 30 mins to and from. You're exaggerating one side and simplifying the other.
Still if Tindale supplies all your shopping needs then good for you. I find these out of town shopping parks just have the usual multi national chain stores and that's it.
[quote][p][bold]Thetraveller[/bold] wrote: Yes I am saying that - Faverdale to Tindale Crescent takes 15 mins along the A68 and A6072. Now try driving from Faverdale, through Cockerton to Darlington Sainsbury's car park in that time, especially on a Saturday lunchtime or weekday afternoon when the schools finish. Anything up to 45 mins is not unknown for that journey to/from town. And BTW I don't live in Darlington any more, the ever increasing traffic congestion and stress it caused most days was a big reason why I left.[/p][/quote]Don't drive into D'ton centre at those busy times then. All towns have busy periods. Also, no need to drive through Cockerton itself as I'm sure you aware, you can turn off at the oval and use alternative routes, much quicker. If it's known to take you upto 45 mins to and from D'ton centre then Tindale is 30 mins to and from. You're exaggerating one side and simplifying the other. Still if Tindale supplies all your shopping needs then good for you. I find these out of town shopping parks just have the usual multi national chain stores and that's it. Jonn
  • Score: -4

11:55am Mon 14 Jul 14

snudge says...

youngcrony wrote:
LUSTARD wrote:
t co-op wont like it
The prices that the Co-op demands are absolutely disgusting. Anybody who works, shops or is associated with the Co-op needs a damned good flogging if they really thing that their prices are acceptable, especially in today's financial climate!
What an idiot
[quote][p][bold]youngcrony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: t co-op wont like it[/p][/quote]The prices that the Co-op demands are absolutely disgusting. Anybody who works, shops or is associated with the Co-op needs a damned good flogging if they really thing that their prices are acceptable, especially in today's financial climate![/p][/quote]What an idiot snudge
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