Plans for new Lidl store approved

LIDL's proposed store
LIDL's proposed store

Councillors have approved plans for a new Lidl supermarket in Boston which is hoped to create 40 jobs.

Boston Borough Council’s planning committee approved the application on the site of the former Boston Bedworld, in Tawney Street, on Tuesday.

The plans include the demolition of an existing commercial unit and storage building and the store will include 64 parking spaces.

The applicants say the new supermarket, which will be of a ‘modern design’ will create about 40 jobs.

Its opening hours will be 8am-10pm, Mondays to Saturdays and 10am-6pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

Councillors were told that building work cannot begin until a contaminated land investigation has been done and potential sources of future pollution of land and watercourses are determined and, where necessary, remedies are approved.

Noise levels for external plant or equipment also have to be approved before construction begins.