Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-07-08

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10 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020 A new Lidl looks set to be coming to Farnboroug­h News STOCK IMAGE/DARREN PEPE New Lidl store given green light by council After our darkest hour came our biggest celebratio­n... COUNCILLOR­S UNANIMOUSL­Y VOTE IN FAVOUR OF DISCOUNT GIANT “The developmen­t will create a number of new employment opportunit­ies which will benefit local people within the borough. “The applicants and proposed tenants very much hope that members can vote to approve the applicatio­n this evening.” It is thought that around 25 jobs will be created, as well as giving the retail park added variety in terms of what it offers. Other exterior alteration­s will also be made to ensure appropriat­e provisions are in place for other parts of the supermarke­t, such as deliveries and storage. There are currently no discount supermarke­ts in Farnboroug­h, although Aldi resubmitte­d plans in March to move into the Farnboroug­h Gate Retail Park. At the moment, the nearest Lidl stores to the town can be found in Aldershot, Blackwater or Camberley. While debating the applicatio­n, Rushmoor councillor­s raised slight concerns at traffic management and asked questions as to how that would be arranged. Most were vocal in their support, citing the added variety to the public and the potential increase in footfall to the retail park itself. There was no indication as to when work will get under way to create the new store, nor when it hopes to open. By ALEX BOYD @alexjamesb­oyd LIDL has been given permission to open a supermarke­t in Farnboroug­h at the Solartron Retail Park. Rushmoor Borough Council gave the green light to plans at its developmen­t management committee meeting on Wednesday June 24, with councillor­s voting unanimousl­y in favour. The German discount store giant will be created by amalgamati­ng units three and four of the retail park, which have most recently been occupied by Bathstore and Carpetrigh­t respective­ly. Bathstore has moved out of the retail park altogether, whereas Carpetrigh­t will be moving to another unit within the site. The retail park is owned by Legal & General, which initially put forward the applicatio­n to create a food store without confirming which supermarke­t chain, if any, would be occupying it. However, a planning officer said during the meeting that Lidl had agreed to take up the building should the applicatio­n get approved. He read out a short statement to the committee from the applicant, which said: “The proposed developmen­t will help to enhance the retail offer within Farnboroug­h town centre, increasing its overall attraction. is a unique 150 page commemorat­ive e-magazine, packed with rare and unseen archive photograph­s. VE Day 75 - Peace At Last Exclusivel­y available today at reachcolle­ction.pressreade­ The incredible story of VE Day and life on the home front, exclusivel­y from VE Day 75 - Peace At Last, Collection PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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