The Future of Southport – Retail September 6th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments John Pugh MP has continued to campaign to protect the fragile retail environment in Southport and in particular the historic areas of Lord Street and the surrounding area. The issue of ‘out-of-town’ shopping is a current and pressing issue as further plans to build more retail space away from the town centre are set to be examined by planning bosses. John has made representations to Sefton Council to highlight the important role Lord Street still occupies in attracting people to Southport but also the increasing problem of empty retail units which have the knock-on effect of lowering the appeal of the entire street to retailers. John has also highlighted the extra pressure the new development would put on an already busy road network. To emphasise these points, John has put together a short report entitled, ‘The Future of Southport’. This may be accessed below. Click here to access John’s report, ‘The Future of Southport’. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!