Lidl GB, one of the UK’s fastest growing supermarkets, has submitted updated plans for a new store in Grove, after initial proposals were refused in 2019. The updated proposals have been backed by Grove Parish Council, who are formally supporting the scheme, as well as hundreds of residents on social media.
When plans were initially refused by Vale of White Horse District Council, Lidl appealed the decision, with the Planning Inspector agreeing that the site was an appropriate location for development.
The updated plans now include a smaller building footprint which will limit the impact on existing local retail, whilst still creating around 40 new jobs for the local area and delivering a multi-million-pound investment.
Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Jason Buckley, commented: “We are pleased to submit an updated planning application which fully responds to the only outstanding issue left from the original decision in 2019.
“We are even more delighted to have the support of Grove Parish Council and many within the local community who welcome Lidl’s high-quality and affordable produce which customers around the country have come to love.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to all those who have shared their feedback and supported us so far. Now the planning application has been submitted we will engage closely with planning officers and look forward to a final decision in due course.”
The supermarket will feature facilities including an instore bakery, customer toilet and parking for both electric cars and bicycles. Residents can find out more about the plans by visiting wantage.expansion.lidl.co.uk