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The proposed development comprises the erection of a new Lidl foodstore with associated access, car parking and landscaping on the site of the former Charnwood Railway building, Trinity College Annexe and former petrol filling station (currently Hire Station) on land to the north of Station Avenue, Loughborough. The store will extend to 2,460 sq. m gross internal area with a net sales area of 1,424 sq. m.
The proposed foodstore will be supported by 140 car parking spaces, including eight dedicated disabled and eight parent and child spaces, together with secure cycle parking and storage provision.
A new vehicular access is proposed off Station Street between its junctions with Station Avenue and Derby Road. This access will be designed to accommodate both cars and HGVs. The access proposals will include the widening of Station Street on the approach to Derby Road to ensure safe access for vehicles entering and leaving the site. Pedestrian access will be provided from Derby Road to the east of the car park and from Station Avenue to the south.
All waste will be stored within the warehousing area to the rear of the store and will be collected at the same time as deliveries, thereby minimising HGV movements. It should be noted that there will only be a maximum of two deliveries per day.
The development of the site will provide the following benefits to the local area:
• A purpose built store that will provide a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers.
• A dedicated in-store bakery.
• Improved shopping choice and provision of a new mainstream discount operator for Loughborough.
• A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area.
• Landscaping that will improve the visual amenity of the site.
Several new job opportunities will be created by the development, with up to 40 new jobs to be created by the Lidl store alone. Lidl were the first major food retailer to pay its staff the UK National living wage
We, the undersigned, fully support Lidl’s application for the proposed Lidl food store on the site of the former Charnwood Railway building, Trinity College Annexe and former petrol filling station (currently Hire Station) on land to the north of Station Avenue, Loughborough.
We agree to our petition data being used by Lidl to lobby local Councillors and Charnwood 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 Loughborough petition to Charnwood Borough Council was written by Jemma Cam and is in the category Miscellaneous at GoPetition.