M&S store plan moving forward

The final terms of an agreement that will bring M&S to Matlock are to be discussed on Monday (12 October).

 And your District Council has dismissed claims that the company is re-considering its plans to move into the former Co-operative supermarket store in Bakewell Road.

Bakewell Road Matlock

In a statement to local media investigating the claims made be an unnamed "source", we said:

"The rumours have absolutely no foundation. We have an excellent ongoing dialogue with the company and on Monday (12 October) councillors will be considering the final terms of an agreement with agents acting on behalf of M&S, who are fully committed to opening a new store in Matlock.

"There is an offer on the table to buy the District Council's freehold interest in the Matlock Bakewell Road site, including the former Co-operative supermarket, existing roof top car park, former bus station and market hall accommodation.

"M&S moving into Matlock does not rely on this offer being accepted however. If councillors vote against the sale, M&S will move into the site as leaseholders, as was formerly the case with the Co-Op."

Read the report to Monday's meeting here [PDF 648KB]

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