#City & Town Planning
Gloucester City Council
United Kingdom

Lidl are proposing a new food store on land at Kingsway, Gloucester.

The application site comprises a vacant site, extending to 2.73 acres, fronting Naas Lane and Newhaven Road. The proposed development will comprise the erection a new Lidl food store with associated car parking, servicing and landscaping.

The store will positively contribute to the surrounding facilities, services and employment opportunities, as well as enhancing the existing retail offer in this area of Gloucester.

The new food store will extend to 2,125 sq.m gross internal area, with a net sales area of 1,325 sq.m. Vehicular access to the site will use the existing access off Newhaven Road.

The store will be supported by 140 car parking spaces, including 7 disabled parking spaces and 9 parent and child spaces near to the store entrance. Secure cycle storage will also be provided. A trolley bay is located adjacent to the store entrance.

Pedestrians will be able to access the site from Newhaven Road, with pedestrian access leading through the site to the shop entrance.

All waste will be stored within the warehouse area and will be collected at the same time as deliveries, thereby minimising HGV movements within the car parking area.

Benefits of the Proposed Development
The new neighbourhood Lidl food store will provide the following benefits to the local area:
• A purpose built store which provides a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers;
• A dedicated in-store bakery;
• Improved shopping choice and provision of a discount operator for the local area;
• A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area along with development of a currently vacant site;
• Employment opportunities, including up to 40 new jobs for local residents;

It is proposed that the food store will be open between the hours of:
• 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday (including Bank Holidays), and
• 10am to 4pm or 11am to 5pm Sunday

We, the undersigned, fully support Lidl's proposed application for a new food store at Kingsway, Gloucester.

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The Support Lidl at Kingsway, Gloucester petition to Gloucester City Council was written by Sara Rees and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.