Plans for a new supermarket in a Herts town have been unveiled.
Lidl has applied for permission to build a brand new food store in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, which will be the first Lidl in the town.
The site is located next to Jarman Way which leads directly onto the A414 St Albans Road.
The A414 is a major road linking Hemel Hempstead to the M1 and other major roads such as the A41, putting the brand new supermarket in a prime location.
Directly to the south of the development is Jarman Square retail park, and to the west beyond Jarman Way is a Tesco Extra Superstore and Petrol filling station.
The leisure sports facility sits to the south.
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The proposal, which has been submitted to Dacorum Borough Council, is for a new high quality Lidl supermarket with 130 car parking spaces, including 10 disabled spaces, 12 parent and child spots and two electric vehicle spaces.
The plans are said to include an “attractive hard and soft landscaping proposal” and will help create 40 jobs, split equally between full- and part-time positions.
Whittam Cox Architects has been appointed by Lidl Great Britain Limited to provide the architectural and design-related support for the proposals.
The planning statement, which has been submitted to the council, said: “Avison Young is instructed by Lidl Great Britain Limited (Lidl) to submit an application for full planning permission for the construction of a limited assortment discount food store, car parking and associated works at a vacant development site on land at Jarman Fields, St Albans Road, Hemel Hempstead.”
It added: “The design of the food store is simple and modern. It will be located along the site’s southern and eastern boundary, with a glazed frontage facing the wider retail park and Jarman Way, and the store entrance will be located at the north eastern corner of the building where it is most accessible to pedestrians. The proposals also include 130 parking spaces, which will be accessed via the existing access with Jarman Way.
“Having regard to the policies of the Development Plan and the accompanying Policies Map, this site is considered to be out-of-centre for the purposes of the application of retail policy, but in a location where the principle of retail and leisure development will be supported subject to a demonstration of a positive overall outcome in terms of the impact assessment on Hemel Hempstead Town Centre.”
The plans can be found in full here.