New Lidl supermarket for Norwich could create 40 new jobs - but what do you think?

The proposed site of a new Lidl store at Bishop Bridge Road, where the Value Car Centre is situated.

The proposed site of a new Lidl store at Bishop Bridge Road, where the Value Car Centre is situated. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2014

People are being urged to have their say over plans for a new supermarket in Norwich at a public consulation next week.

The proposed site of a new Lidl store at Bishop Bridge Road, where the Value Car Centre is situated.

The proposed site of a new Lidl store at Bishop Bridge Road, where the Value Car Centre is situated. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2014

Lidl Foodstore is submitting a planning application to redevelop the Value Car Centre Ltd premises on Bishop Bridge Road, off the Kett's Hill roundabout, in the city centre.

A spokesman for the company said: 'Once the planning process is complete, we would look to begin construction work as soon as possible to build a new Lidl store.

'All comments received will be taken into consideration when finalising our designs.'

The sales floor of the new store would meaure 1,286sqm - slightly smaller than the Aldi foodstore on Sprowston Road - and could create approximately 40 new jobs.


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The proposals would also mean the site's exsisting buildings would be demolished and car parking would be created for customers, including disabled and parent and child spaces.

John Childs, manager of Value Car Centre Ltd, said if plans were approved they would have six months to locate to a bigger site and hoped to create new job opportunities.

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But added that if the plans were not approved then they would remain on the current site.

The company has been trading for the past 15 years and moved to the site on Bishop Bridge Road five years ago. It currently holds 200 cars and the team sells between 60 to 80 cars a month.

• The public consultation will take place at the Pilling Park Community Centre, in Heartsease, on Wednesday October 22 from 2.30pm to 7pm.

• Are you starting up a new business in the city? Contact a reporter at newsdesk@archant.co.uk.

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