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Hythe Lidl NFDC statement re: application refusal 10 May 2017

Hythe LIDL application and Churchill Retirement redevelopment of PC Builders site

The Hythe Lidl application was refused by our Planning Development Control Committee (10 May 2017).

The reason for refusal of the new store building is that its design is not up to the standard required in a location adjacent to the village centre conservation area and listed buildings. 

Most Councillors would welcome the provision of a new discount retail unit in the centre of the village. They were however very disappointed that the standard of the building being proposed was not of the quality that Lidl had originally discussed with our officers and had shown the public in a consultation exercise last year.

The general feeling of the meeting was that most people would want Lidl to improve the quality of the design and then resubmit an application. The other alternatives available to them are to appeal the refusal decision, or choose to take no further action on the scheme.

The related application for the Churchill Retirement home scheme, adjacent to the car park, was approved in accordance with the officer recommendation.


Updated: 20 Sep 2017
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