Proposed Lidl Store on land east of the A429, Malmesbury

Lidl UK have confirmed that they have secured a site within Malmesbury, opposite the existing Waitrose, and have unveiled plans for a new budget supermarket which they hope could provide up to 40 new jobs.

Location:

The site is located on the south eastern side of Malmesbury, to the north of existing properties that front onto the B4042. The wider site comprises an undeveloped green field extending to approximately 2ha. The proposed Lidl store will be built on the 1ha northernmost parcel of this land. Local social media is divided on the location of the proposed site.

Facilities:

It is proposed that the new food store will extend to 1,794 sq.m gross internal area. There will also be 119 car parking spaces including 7 dedicated disabled spaces and 8 parent and child spaces.

Access:

The proposal suggests new vehicular access off the A429 to accommodate all traffic to and from the site. It is also proposed a new cycle and pedestrian access facility will be provided north of the A429 roundabout.

Public consultation:

According to the Lidl website almost 600 people attended for the public consultation evening on the 1st February. Held at Malmesbury Town Hall the public exhibition showcased plans for the development of a Lidl food store on last East of the A429. Lidl state they “will be reviewing all of the feedback from the public consultation in the coming days and amending our plans where feasible according to the main themes and issues raised at the event”

The company hope to submit a planning application within the next couple of weeks.

View proposed plans:

www.malmesbury.lidl.co.uk/download-plans-2/

To have your say:

Visit  www.malmesbury.lidl.co.uk

Write to your MP: James Gray MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA