A major supermarket chain has started legal proceedings that could potentially stop a multi-million pound development in South Ruislip.
Sainsbury’s, who have a supermarket based on Long Drive, has written to a High Court judge, who will decide whether planning permission for the £100million development was approved in the right way. The development, by Citygrove, will see an Asda, Nandos, a cinema and other food and retail outlets built on the site of the old Arla Dairies just off Victoria Road. The development will also include new housing and flats. A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We understand people’s concerns about the Arla scheme and, like them, have been discussing our views with Hillingdon Council. “We have written to the council asking them to clarify their position about the way they approved the application, after originally refusing it in 2014. “Unfortunately we have been left with no other option but to refer the issue to a judge.” If the High Court judge decides a judicial review should be launched, work on the site could be delayed by up to a year, or worse stop it altogether. Andrew Rennie, managing director at Citygrove, told My Ruislip News that he is confident that this would not be the case. For more on this story see the next edition of My Ruislip News out on February 20….