Developers behind a proposed major expansion of Kingswood Retail Park have said they are still hopeful their application will be accepted.
The £32m development, which would see ten new “high-brand” stores built on empty land near Next, was originally rejected by Hull City Council last year over fears it would impact on trade in the city centre.
The application has been resubmitted to the council’s planning committee, with councillors choosing to put on hold the decision until an additional site visit has been made. It came after council officers had recommended the plans for refusal for a second time.
Now, the Kingswood Parks Development Company (KDPC) and Kier Property, which are behind the scheme, have said they hope the site visit will show the different stores the proposed retail park could offer.
All other major shopping centres in the region made objections over the scheme but, in last month’s planning committee, councillors said it would be “foolish” not to look at every option before making a decision.
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