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Lidl Submits Plans for Former Homebase Unit in Colchester

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Lidl is looking to open in the former Homebase unit in Colchester.

The supermarket chain has submitted plans to the local council requesting permission to convert the St Andrew's Avenue building into two units, make external alterations, create a car park and change usage restrictions in order to sell food from the site.   

If approved, the new store could create up to 40 jobs.

Homebase confirmed that the store was to close in April 2018

Excerpts from the submitted plans include:

“It is considered the proposed use, amount of development, layout scale and appearance are acceptable in design terms to deliver the redevelopment proposals and deliver a contemporary design which will enhance the visual appearance of the site and surrounding area.

“Overall, the Lidl store will enhance the visual appearance of the site by delivering a contemporary design and providing safe access for all users in accordance with the relevant design and access policies.”

It was recently announced that Sainsbury's intends to take on a B&Q unit in Colchester when the retailer relocates its store later this year.  

Source : Insight DIY Team

Image : Jonny Essex /

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21 February 2019

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