Lidl 'committed' to Co-Op site

November 08 2016

PLANS for a Lidl store in Kingswood could be decided this month.

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PLANS for a Lidl store in Kingswood could be decided this month.

The budget food chain wants to demolish the empty Co-Op in Halls Road and build a bigger store with car parking.

The proposals include 200 car parking spaces, including 10 disabled and 10 parent and toddler bays.

Councillors were due to visit the site last Friday ahead of a meeting on November 17 when the application will be discussed.

A spokesman for South Gloucestershire Council said: ""The application is due to appear before the Development Control (East) Committee on November 17 where the application will be discussed by councillors and possibly determined."

Despite some speculation in the area that Lidl was going to abandon its plans, the store says it is fully committed to Kingswood.

Car parking restriction outside the existing Co-Op store are still in place.

Lidl spokeswoman Sophie Lambert-Russell said: "Lidl are still very much committed to the site on Halls Road and we're hoping planning will be determined in the very near future. 

She added: "We do own the site and there is signage up detailing the restrictions on parking."