Fears over traffic at new Norwich Lidl Superstore

Fears over traffic at new Norwich  Lidl Superstore

Lidl, the discoulidl bishopnt supermarket sets to redevelop the Value Car Center premises in Bishop Bridge Road, near Ketts Hill roundabout, to re-construct a store.

Arrangements for a 26,296 sq ft store, producing 40 employments, were initially started-up in 2014, however kept running on a small pace on account of concerns it would make more traffic on Ketts Hill and Riverside Road.

Lidl submitted revised reconsideration plans to Norwich city council.

The areas of parking lots has been reduced from 146 to 120, the store has been moved slightly and drivers may have the opportunity to get to the site by turning left from Bishop Bridge Road.

However, the revival plan has considerable objections, with individuals commenting that it will add significantly more saloon cars to the roads which are already congested.

A representative for Lidl stated that they are currently working on proposals and recommendations with the local council with the aim of a permanent solution that works for all.

She added that the general population are currently educated with leaflets showing the changes in proposals that have been submitted to the local authority and the results showing extreme support for the scheme. It is noticed that a few concerns have been communicated in regards to traffic development but Lidl are working closely with the local highways authority to make sure that the proposed scheme provides the best to the general public and will satisfy all worries raised.

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