M&S plans still on course

PLANS for a new Marks & Spencer Simply Food store in Harrogate are due to be submitted in the coming weeks.

Developer St James Securities initially said it planned to put in an application for the Nidd Vale site in Leeds Road before Christmas.

The move was delayed while the company sorted out some “small planning issues” but an application is due to be submitted shortly.

At a consultation over the site last autumn, the majority of responses were in favour of the plans for the site. Nidd Vale is expected to move to new premises at St James Business Park in Knaresborough.