Lidl at Kingsway, Gloucester - planning application submitted
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A planning application has been submitted for a proposed new Lidl store in Kingsway, Gloucester.
The proposals are being put forward to Gloucester City Council by planning consultants DPP Planning on behalf of Gloucestershire developer Robert Hitchins Ltd.
The multi-million pound investment by Robert Hitchins Ltd and Lidl UK will see the construction of a sustainable store with a net sales area of 1,325sq m, creating up to 40 new jobs.
The supermarket will include features such as an in-store bakery, a customer toilet and dual-packing facilities on a site in Newhaven Road, next to Avionics House.
Lidl UK has experienced continued growth as consumers flock to discover its great-value products, more than two thirds of which are sourced from British suppliers.
The proposed supermarket in Kingsway will add to Lidl's portfolio of 730 stores in the UK. It will also form part of its plans to open up to 50 new stores a year.
Lidl UK's Regional Head of Property, Glen Stidever, commented: "We are delighted that a planning application has now been submitted to Gloucester City Council. If permitted, this would mark a multi-million pound investment in the area and the creation of new jobs when the store opens. We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their support and feedback so far and look forward to receiving a decision in due course."
A public exhibition about the proposals was held in Kingsway on January 8, and hundreds of people responded to questionnaires delivered to local residents. Of the 318 people who responded, more than 82% said they supported the development in principle.
Senior Development Manager for Robert Hitchins Ltd Michael Plimmer said: “We are really encouraged by the reaction to our plans for the new store which we feel will provide residents with more choice and variety on their doorstep.” The planning application can be viewed on the planning portal of Gloucester City Council https://www.gloucester.gov.uk/
There is a dedicated website about the Kingsway store at http://www.gloucesternewhavenroad.lidl.co.uk/