Lidl plan­ning big­ger store

Glamorgan Gazette - - Front Page - ABBY BOLTER abby.bolter@waleson­line.co.uk

FOOD gi­ant Lidl is set to de­mol­ish its su­per­mar­ket at Tondu and re­place it with an even big­ger store com­plete with more park­ing spa­ces.

DIS­COUNT food gi­ant Lidl is set to de­mol­ish one of its su­per­mar­kets and re­place it with a big­ger store.

Its pro­posal to re­place its ex­it­ing unit in Tondu, near Brid­gend, with one that is 41% big­ger and with ex­tra car park­ing spa­ces, has been given the green light by Brid­gend coun­cil.

Per­mis­sion was granted by the de­vel­op­ment con­trol com­mit­tee de­spite ob­jec­tions from some res­i­dents of the Pen­tre Felin es­tate, which sur­rounds the store lo­cated off Maesteg Road.

Seven ob­jec­tions were submitted to the coun­cil cit­ing the ex­tra traf­fic and noise the ex­panded store would cre­ate.

They also ob­jected to the re­lo­ca­tion of the load­ing bay to a site nearer houses and said there was no need for a larger store as the ex­ist­ing shop had not long been built and ad­e­quately catered for res­i­dents’ needs.

But the re­port by the coun­cil’s com­mu­ni­ties di­rec­tor Mark Shep­hard, which was pre­sented to the com­mit­tee, stated that the plan ad­hered to plan­ning pol­icy.

He said: “With re­gard to the pro­posed in­creased scale of the site, as the pro­posal is to re­place an ex­ist­ing store, the over­all in­crease of 666.5sq m is not con­sid­ered to have an un­ac­cept­able im­pact on the vis­ual ameni­ties of the area. Also, the height of the pro­posed store is gen­er­ally con­sis­tent with the ex­ist­ing store and there­fore would not be overly promi­nent and would sit well within the ex­ist­ing site.

“It is con­sid­ered that the over­all de­sign and in­crease in the size of the build­ing will not have any greater im­pact than the ex­ist­ing store on the res­i­den­tial ameni­ties cur­rently en­joyed by the neigh­bour­ing prop­er­ties.”

He said de­liv­er­ies would be re­stricted to be­tween 7am to 10pm Mon­days to Fri­days and 8am to 10pm on Satur­days and Sun­days to mit­i­gate noise dis­tur­bance to neigh­bour­ing prop­er­ties.

Lidl also has to con­trib­ute £6,500 to high­way up­grades.

It is un­clear when work on the new store is set to be­gin.

Lidl will re­place its ex­ist­ing store in Tondu with a larger branch

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