Mixed views over Chichester Primark rumours

RUMOURS that Primark may be interested in taking over Little London Walk have been flying around the city.

But the owners of the shopping precinct and Primark have remained tight-lipped over the plans.

Despite getting planning permission to turn the precinct into a single unit, the owners will not be able to move a new retailer in until 2020, when the remaining traders’ leases end.

And all four traders have no intention of moving before that time.

The possibility of a Primark store in the city has divided the public.

Tia, 27, from Ford, said: “It is inevitable. It’s the Starbucks effect.”

Alexandra, 27, from Chichester, said: “Every now and then I shop there, but their unethical reputation puts me off the idea.”

But 16-year-old Abigail, from Chichester, said: “It would be really good and Chichester will get busier rather than people heading to Portsmouth or Brighton.”

Sarah, 34, from Worthing, said: “ I think it’s a great idea as there aren’t many shops in there so the space might as well be put to use.”

A spokesman for Primark said: “Primark don’t comment on new store openings.”