Application to develop a store on the site of former Peugeot car dealership in London Road.

Whilst the Society again had no objection to a Lidl outlet in principle, it expressed its serious concerns about the traffic and transport implications  – not only for the site but for the whole stretch of London Road from the top of Amherst Hill to the crossroads at St Botolph’s and Granville Roads, given the extra traffic the development would generate.  Click here to read the Society’s letter.

LIDLPermission was granted in September 2012. Work on the site proceeded rapidly and the store opened in November 2013. The Society maintains a watching brief over any traffic problems that may result – and is pleased to see that 5 young trees have been planted in early 2015 in eventual compliance of a screening condition.