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Monday, May 24, 2010

Joe Anderson to Meet Albert Gubay this Week


 

Liverpool Council leader Joe Anderson is to fly to the Isle of Man to meet Edge Lane Retail Park owner Albert Gubay, seen here on the left. Joe has paved the way to make the redevelopment of a vital gateway into the city a reality through averting the threat of legal action and counter action between LCC and Gubay’s company, Derwent Holdings

Derwent had wanted to add almost 570,000 sq ft of retail to their existing 430,000 sq ft at their Edge Lane retail park, but it is understood architects have now drawn up plans which include replacement shops, a more appropriate 170,000 sq ft of additional retail space, an extension to the Rathbone Hospital and a replacement for Rathbone Park.

This modest addition of 170,000 sq ft represents a much more appropriate proposal than the 500,000 sq ft of completely new retail proposed by Tesco for their initial Kirkby application which they descibed, at the time, as the minimum required to provide a 40% cross-subsidy for Everton's stadium; like this one here!

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