Lidl propose to develop a new store on the site, which will feature an attractive, single storey glazed frontage to the west, with the car park extending to the north and west of the store. The new store will extend to 1,794 sq. metres gross internal area, with a net retail sales area of 1,104 sq. metres. The store will feature a dedicated in-store bakery close to the main entrance and customer toilet facilities.
The delivery bay will be located to the east of the store.
The existing access will be retained from St Clement Street along the site’s western boundary. The car park will provide 101 standard parking spaces in total, with 6 disabled spaces and 8 parent and child spaces, which will be positioned close to the customer entrance.
Dedicated pedestrian access will be provided from St Clement Street to the west, giving direct access to the store entrance through the car park. Bicycle and motorcycle parking will be provided under the entrance canopy, close
to the store entrance and pedestrian access route.
It is proposed that the store will be open between the hours of:
• 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday (including Bank Holidays); and
• 10am to 4pm Sunday.
Normally there will be a maximum of one HGV delivery to the store per day apart from peak retail times in the year. All store waste will be collected at the same time as deliveries, therefore minimising HGV movements within
The new Lidl store will provide the following benefits to the local area:
• Career opportunities for local residents;
• A multi million pound investment in the Blackburn’s economy;
• Supply chain opportunities for local companies;
• Living Wage Foundation rate for all eligible staff;
• A brand new store that will provide a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers;
• A dedicated in-store bakery; and
• A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area.
We, the undersigned, fully support Lidl’s application for the proposed food store at Furthergate, Blackburn.
We agree to our petition data being used by Lidl to lobby local Councillors and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to aid progression of the planning application. Address data may also be used to provide updates on the progress of the development / planning process. Information will not be passed to a third party, nor be used for sales purposes.
The Support Lidl Furthergate petition to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council was written by Amy Littlejohns and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.