Red Carpet.. only if the shoe fits

Red carpet treatment for businesses who want to invest in Stoke-on-Trent, but only if the shoe fits.

I say this following the negative comments from the Assistant Director of City Regeneration to City Renewal Overview and Scrutiny Committee 28th June that

the Potteries Shopping Centre did not own the land and therefore the application may not come to fruition.

This is hardly the Red Carpet treatment we are lead to believe the City Council is offering to ALL business’s, wishing to invest in our City.Thanfully Capital Shopping Centres still wish to invest and are well on there way to making a public annoucement, according to a reply I receieved.

Dear Ian

Thanks for your email.

The pre-letting of our leisure extension at The Potteries is going well following the granting of planning permission at the beginning of the year. We’ve had a very positive response from potential tenants in our marketing of the scheme and hope to be able to announce our first signings soon.

The £14 million development is on course to open in mid 2014 and will deliver a multi-screen cinema complex, new family friendly restaurants and a pedestrian boulevard that will enhance the centre and the surrounding area.



I would hope in future all major investors are invited to discuss and update councillors on their plans for our City.

Post originally published on my blog here.

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