Revised Site Plan Submitted to Southampton City Council
Lidl have submitted a revised site plan to Southampton City Council following consultation responses received from the design officer on the planning application.
The revised site plan and the landscaping plan are available to download here
The revised plan sees the building pushed further back into the site to better respect the building line along Hulse Road. This also allows for the introduction of further planting along Hulse Road to screen the building better. Significant trees have also been introduced to the Banister Road boundary to improve the appearance of the site from The Avenue and Hulse Road.
We feel that these improvements will make the development sit more comfortable in its environment.
Since our last update we have been making progress on the other aspects of the application. We are pleased to say that planning policy officers are now satisfied that there is no other sequentially preferable site available and that impact shown on other stores/centres is acceptable. In addition highways are satisfied that the impact on the surrounding road network will not be adverse.
Therefore the last major issue to deal with on the application is design. We are hopeful that the revised site plan as submitted responds well to the comments received, the external appearance of the building still remains to be finalised.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Planning application submitted to Southampton City Council
Following the public consultation events that took place in March, Lidl have redesigned the proposed scheme and have now submitted a full planning application to Southampton City Council. The planning application number is still to be confirmed.
The revised scheme includes a new comprehensive planting scheme to the Hulse Road boundary, this includes the planting of 6 large mature trees to screen the building alongside planting screens adjacent to the western elevation of the building. The building itself has been pushed back into the site to accord better with the existing building line on Hulse Road.
The elevations are now constructed in brick with plinth and pillars to add interest. The glazed shopfront remains facing south on to Banister Road. The roof shape has been altered to a more traditional pitched roof with capping feature.
In terms of highways a new right hand turn lane has been added to prevent traffic waiting to turn right into the store from blocking Banister Road.
Lidl hope that shows that we have listened to resident’s comments and concerns to produce a scheme that works better for all stakeholders. Should you wish to get in touch to discuss the application, please follow the above links.
2nd Lidl Public Consultation Event to be held on
20th March 2018 – 4pm – 8pm
Lidl will be holding a second public consultation event to allow local residents and other interested parties the opportunity to view our proposed plans and offer suggestions and feedback on any aspect of the application. Members of Lidl’s property team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Regrettably the invite to the previous public consultation event, which was due to land on Thursday 1st / Friday 2nd March, was delayed because of the snow. This gave residents very little notice of the event. Consequently we are holding a second public consultation event to ensure that the entire community has the chance to have their say on our development proposals.
St Marks Church Centre
How to find us
We look forward to meeting you at the event.
Lidl Public Consultation Event to be held on
6th March 2018 – 10am – 7pm
Lidl will be holding a Consultation Event to allow local residents and other interested parties the opportunity to view our proposed plans, show their support and offer suggestions and feedback on any aspect of the application. We will have members of our Development Team on hand to answer any queries you may have.
St Marks Church Centre