10 surreylive.news 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 firstname.lastname@example.org @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.pressreader.com 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 PressReader.com +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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