by Focus team member on 20 January, 2018
LIDL is being allowed to demolish its existing store in Newgate Lane, and the adjoining Apex Centre business units, to enable them to build a bigger store.
Three of the Planning Committee members voted against the proposal. They had tried to insist that the present store could not be demolished until the businesses in the Apex Centre are relocated.
But officers advised that planning rules would not allow such a condition.
Lidl say they will help the companies relocate – let’s hope they keep that promise, because there are some high quality products being made there, providing work, and work experience, for engineering students at CEMAST.
Delivery times to the new store will be limited, to help ease congestion.