PLANS for a new Primark at Central Milton Keynes have been recommended for refusal by council planning officers.
Milton Keynes Council has received two petitions; one signed by 10,000 people against the new development and one from 5,000 people for it.
Primark had pledged to invest £40 million in the city centre and also to bring hundreds of jobs for people.
The company has applied for permission to build the massive new store on the site of the existing market, which would have to be relocated.
It would also necessitate the demolition of Secklow Bridge – a proposal that has already provoked objections from English Heritage.
The officer’s decision to recommend refusal was revealed today.
The matter will now go to the council’s planning committee for a final decision on February 21.