Several residents have heard a rumour that a development including a Tesco convenience store is being planned for the partially cleared site at Hoose Court, Market Street (pictured during demolition in the summer).
The rumour is for a Tesco store at ground floor level on Market Street with apartments above. However there is no substance to the rumour. Owners of the site, Wirral Partnership Homes (WPH) have confirmed to HoylakeJunction.com that there are no plans for any type of store at the site. A planning application is to be submitted in due course for a development of residential apartments.
Tesco has been mooted as being interested in Hoylake before. A couple of years ago it was believed that the supermarket giant was taking a close look at the old Jon David store – that has since become the home to Hoylake School of Dance.
It could be that any of the main supermarket chains are looking for a suitable site in Hoylake. Sainsbury’s took what was probably the most suited site at the former garage on the corner of Alderley Road and Market Street. That particular site very nearly became three retail units in 2005, one being a What’s Cooking restaurant.
A suitable site needs to offer space for limited parking and easy access for deliveries and Hoylake possibly doesn’t have such a site available.