Lidl amends plans for new store in North Lincolnshire

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Apr 2018

Supermarket chain Lidl has amended its plans for a new store in Barton-upon-Humber.

Lidl plans to erect the new supermarket along with a family pub and restaurant with accesses, car parking, servicing and landscaping, on an area in the town known as Top Field.

The Top Field site

The plans will see the relocation of the existing store in the town.

The Lidl development, which was granted planning permission in December, had been fiercely opposed by some residents over issues including environmental concerns, the removal of trees, traffic concerns, access concerns, the impact on the town centre and flooding.

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The amended plans now seek to remove vehicular access off Ferriby Road.

A spokesman for Lidl said: "We are delighted to have received planning permission for our new store in Barton-upon-Humber and look forward to getting started on construction very shortly.

"In the meantime, we have undertaken further analysis of our approved scheme including the traffic movements associated with the two proposed entrances to the site.

"Due to the removal of the housing at the southern end of the site, the analysis concluded that there is likely to be little use of the secondary entrance via Ferriby Road, and it is therefore no longer required.

"As a result we have been able to increase the proposed number of car parking spaces available to customers in our plans, including the addition of an electric charge point for two vehicles.

"This has also enabled us to increase the landscaping in an area nearby residential properties.

"Signposting will be implemented, directing customers to enter the site via the A1077 roundabout.

"We would like to thank the local community for their continued support and very much look forward to opening our doors and offering our quality, great value products in the not too distant future."

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Barton ward councillor Paul Vickers has called the application in next Wednesday (April 18) before council planners on the grounds of significant public interest.

He said: "We really want to protect the treeline of the north west boundary and keep the entry into Barton as attractive as possible.

"We are looking at mitigating the construction traffic.

"We have also requested for a site visit with Lidl and North Lincolnshire Council to talk about the proposed tree works and do all we can to maintain the trees."

Council bosses have also announced more than 1,000 trees are set to be planted in an area of the town before the end of this year.



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