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08.12.17 Planning consent granted!

We are delighted to announce that councillors unanimously approved our application at the Planning Committee yesterday evening.

Thank you to all residents who made their feelings known to Ward Councillors, several committee members and local councillors at the meeting recognised the unprecedented public interest in the application. Thank you too to those residents that were able to attend the committee. All of the support has undoubtedly aided the committee members in reaching their opinion.

We now need to complete the legal formalities before we can get started on the build, but we hope to be on site in the spring with a view to opening before Christmas.

29.11.17 Committee Date Announced

We are pleased to announce that protracted negotiations with the Environment Agency and Hampshire Highways have been concluded and our application will now be heard at planning committee on Thursday 7th December at 5pm with a Council recommendation for approval.

After reviewing the detailed modelling, the Environment Agency and the Lead Local Flood Authority have no objection to the proposals. Detailed hydrological flood modelling was provided to the Environment Agency. This has shown that the store itself is adequately protected from flooding, and that we have provided additional non-mandatory flood storage within the site boundary which will provide benefits to existing infrastructure and properties downstream. Lidl have also committed to a management schedule to maintain the stream at the rear of the site which should reduce the chances of blockages at the culvert beneath Church Road, which has been suspected of causing flood incidents in the past.

Comments from Hampshire Highways have lead to the widening of Manor Road in the vicinity of the site for the provision of a right turn lane into the site as can be seen in the plans section of the site. Improved cycle facilities will also be provided around the site, including a shared use footpath/ cycle way on the south side of Manor Road, and a “jug handle” and crossing point for cyclists arriving from the west.

Further to discussions with Havant Borough Council the building elevations have been softened with the use of brick, with reserved panels on the side of the building for local public art installations and the landscaping scheme has been enhanced to introduce more trees with an increased emphasis on oak trees to the boundaries.

Please visit the Plans and Reports tabs of the website to view updated plans.

The application has sparked a huge amount of public debate with the majority in favour. The Council have received 183 representations of objection and 489 supporting the application. Lidl have 3,999 individual signatures registered in support of the application on GoPetition.

The application will be heard at planning committee on Thursday 7th December at 5pm in the Hurstwood Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road. Havant, PO9 2AX.

We understand that we will be second on the agenda, but keep an eye on this website for updates.

10.07.17 – Planning application submitted!

We are delighted to report that our planning application has now been submitted and registered as application number APP/17/00656. The application is due for decision at the end of September.  We will endeavour to keep the website updated with any delays in determination.

There have been some slight changes to the design as the scheme has evolved since the public consultation day in March. All plans and reports available on this website have been updated to reflect the submitted application.

25.04.17 – Pre-application documents submitted!

Thank you to all of you that attended our open day and that have returned cards, letters and emails to register their opinion on the proposals. The consultation day was very well attended and, combining responses received via all routes, to date we have received a response from over 2,500 residents with 86% registering support for the proposal.

A set of pre-application documents were submitted to Havant Borough Council last week and there will now be a 21 day internal consultation phase before we receive a reply. We hope that we will be in a position to submit the full application towards the end of May.

We have made a few changes to the site layout after comments received at our public consultation event. We have added more disabled parking bays, increasing the total from 6 to 10 bays and we have added more trees to the boundaries in an effort to improve screening. The pedestrian footpath has also been moved from the northern boundary to the north east corner in order to improve connectivity. More detail has also been added to the site plan as a result of flood strategy.

All new/ updated plans and documents have been added to the downloads section of the website.

Lidl Public Consultation Event to be held on
Friday 10th March, 10am till 7pm

Lidl will be holding a Consultation Event to allow residents and other interested parties the opportunity to view our proposed plans, show their support and offer suggestions and feedback on any aspect of the application. We will have members of our Development Team on hand to answer any queries you may have.

Event Location:

South Hayling United Reformed Church,
Hollow Lane,
Hayling Island,
PO11 9EY

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Lidl Hayling Island Public Consultation Event & Proposed Site Location

We look forward to meeting you at the Event.