Public consultation on Lidl’s plans for Bourne

The proposed site for a new Lidl store in Bourne. EMN-141217-173909001
The proposed site for a new Lidl store in Bourne. EMN-141217-173909001
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Discount supermarket chain Lidl will hold a public consultation on its plans to open in Bourne this week.

The firm will show off its plans at Bourne Corn Exchange from midday to 5.30pm on Thursday.

The company revealed in December that it wants to open next to the new McDonald’s and Sugar Mill pub, in the area off the A15 and Raymond Mays Way roundabout known as Gateway Park. The new store would create up to 40 jobs.

A Lidl spokesman said: “We’re extremely excited about the prospect of bringing one of our stores to Bourne and serving our fresh, quality produce to the local community.”

Temple Garth, which hopes to develop the site has also set up an online feedback form at www.gopetition.com.

The company hopes to submit a planning application this month.

Bourne has a Tesco and Sainsbury’s. Lidl already has a store in Stamford. Fellow budget chain Aldi has been granted planning permission to build a store in Oakham.