An extensive new retail development in West Bridgeford has been given the green light.
The derelict piece of land on Wilford Lane between the Becket School and the Roko Health Club will soon be radically transformed into a Lidl store, Starbucks drive-thru, a gym, and three shops.
Developers will also provide 180 new car parking spaces.
“This development will bring investment, employment opportunities – overall, the site will create approximately 80 new jobs – and improved retail choice to the local area, all while breathing new life into a key local site that has been left disused for a number of years.”
The site – a derelict piece of land on Wilford Lane between the Becket School and the Roko Health Club – has been left abandoned for almost a decade following Sainsbury’s decision not to build an 80,000 sq ft store there.
Original plans included a new pub, but those plans were rejected by the planning committee, the pub was removed and the plans re-submitted. These are the new plans and have been passed.
Dominic Bryan, Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, said: “We’re really excited to be bringing a new, modern Lidl store to West Bridgford as part of Simons Developments’ proposals for the site on Wilford Lane.
“Our store will create around 40 new full and part-time jobs for local people and enhance shopping choice in the town, especially for those living close by.
“The store will include our full range of award-winning, low-cost, high-quality products, as well as an in-store bakery.”