A bit of background first. The Waitrose site was once Notcutts Garden Centre, and they had intended to occupy part of the site adjacent to Waitrose. Notcutts then decided not to proceed, and sought alternative occupiers for their retail space.
This application for alternative occupiers was refused by Surrey Heath planners on the basis of protecting retail sales in Camberley. Notcutts appealed the decision and won their appeal. On 9th February Surrey Heath Planning Applications Committee reviews an application from Notcutts to,
Subdivision of existing retail unit to provide 3 No. retail units to be used for the following: one unit for the sale of bulky goods and goods relating to outdoor pursuits with ancillary travel clinic (Class A1); one unit for the sale of bulky goods with ancillary pet care, treatment and grooming facilities and installation of mezzanine floor (Class A1); and one used as a cafe/restaurant (Class A3).
So that’ll be a cafe/restaurant, a pet care shop, and an outdoor clothing shop. The planning application is recommended for approval. If your’re keen to read the details on this go HERE, and to page 151 through to page 175.