The Marquand Brothers, which operates Pets Paradise, filed a petition last week claiming that a proposed new road in the People’s Park area would remove all customer parking areas directly outside its premises, as well as additional unloading docks. The family business traded through the Occupation, but added, “This is going to ruin our business. “
Mr. Le Marquand said the company had not been consulted “at any time” by the Our Hospital project team and was “not about to disappear”.
In a statement, the government said plans “are evolving” and proposals for Peirson Road have not been finalized, and that it will engage with neighboring businesses.
The pet store’s petition has already garnered over 1,000 signatures in less than a week, meaning a ministerial response is also required.
A spokesperson for the design and delivery partner government said: “Scalable plans for our new hospital show proposed work on Peirson Road, but this has not been finalized and continues to be developed. As with all plans, the Our Hospital team is in the process of engaging with those who may be affected, to discuss initial proposals and to consider any comments.
“Nearby businesses and residents, including Pets Paradise, will be consulted for their views and comments, which will be taken into consideration.”