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CGI showing the basic design for new Lidls in the UK. Credit: Lidl

Lidl coming to Carlisle

Julia Hatmaker

The grocery retailer will open a 20,450 sq ft store off Warwick Road in Botcherby, now that planning permission has been granted by the council.

Lidl had received outline planning approval for the scheme back in January, but the deal had been subject to a section 106 agreement. That was secured in April and covered a financial contribution towards travel plan monitoring.

Carlisle Council approved the reserved matters application for the scheme at its meeting on 22 October.

Lidl will occupy 2.17 acres of the planned site, allowing for a 124-space car park. Of those 124 spaces, 12 will be disabled, 13 will be parent and child spaces, and two will be active charging units for electric vehicles. Lidl said that another 23 spaces will have passive charging infrastructure available as well.

Those cycling to get groceries will be able to store their bikes in one of the ten cycle spaces near the entrance of the store.

The project team for the Botcherby Lidl includes Rapleys on planning, Enzygo on the ecological impact assessment, Cora IHT on transport, SLR on flood risk, and AWA Tree Consultants. FDA Landscape was the landscape architect, while the building’s layout was designed by Space Architects.

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