Enhancing Consumer Choice and Supporting Prudhoe Town Centre
Prudhoe is currently served by Co-op stores and other shops and services along Front Street, although many residents of Prudhoe and the surrounding areas travel to places such as the Metrocentre, Hexham and Blaydon to do their shopping.
As the population of the area grows, there is a need to continue to improve facilities in the town to meet the needs of local residents and reduce travel time to foodstores, other shops and services.
The proposals would support and enhance Prudhoe Town Centre and also provide competition for the Co-op.
The proposed developments would result in a range of benefits for the local area. It would:
Significantly boost the local economy, creating over 200 new jobs across both developments, as well as spin-off employment in construction.
Generate spin-off trade for existing shops and services within the Town Centre
Enhance the retail and leisure facilities available to residents of Prudhoe and the Tyne Valley
Reduce the need for locals to travel further afield to do their main food shopping
Give residents a greater choice in non-food shopping
Bring new overnight accommodation and restaurants to Prudhoe