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Kennet Centre worry about new retail scheme

The owners of the Kennet Centre have objected to the redevelopment of the Narrow Boat pub on London Road. 

Apparently the proposed retail unit would be harmful to the vitality and viability of Newbury Town Centre, particularly the Kennet Centre. Sarah Stevens from CBRE who represents the owners of the Kennet Centre, added: "We have fundamental concerns with the sequential and retail impact assessment which has been undertaken on behalf of the applicant, particularly the assumptions which have been made about the Kennet Centre." According to planning documents the developer behind the new proposed retail scheme on London Road did consider sites in the Kennet Centre. The Kennet Centre has lost a number of retailers over the last few years including TK Maxx and Debenhams to other locations in Newbury. Image: Urban Edge  

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