Lidl puts in plans for new Sprowston store

Artist's impression of the proposed new Lidl store in Sprowston

Artist's impression of the proposed new Lidl store in Sprowston - Credit: Archant

Plans have been lodged for a new budget supermarket on the edge of the city.

Lidl seeks permission to build a 18,000 sq ft store on an area of land north of Blue Boar Lane in Sprowston.

It would include 120 parking spaces, 12 cycle stands, an in-store bakery and could create up to 40 jobs for the town.

The company submitted its application to Broadland District Council this month following an earlier public exhibition.

Vehicle access is proposed off an existing access point from the roundabout at Blue Boar Lane.

The new store would be located almost opposite the Tesco Extra branch, which is situated less than 100m away.

But in a supporting statement, the company said: 'Discount stores such as Lidl, act as complementary retailers to conventional food shopping.'

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While Norfolk Homes owns the parcel of land where Lidl is proposing to build on, the site has always been identified in planning terms for commercial and community use.

To view the application, search reference 20161382 on Broadland's planning portal.

Do you know of any proposals for a new supermarket development near you? Call Evening News reporter Luke Powell on 01603 772684 with the details.

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