Lidl gives detailed response to concerns over plans for new supermarket and housing development in Kilkenny
Plans to build a new supermarket along with a housing development in Kilkenny city are back on track after the developers responded to a series of concerns the local authority had about the plans.
Last September Lidl Ireland made an application to Kilkenny County Council requesting permission to build a new store on the site of their existing supermarket on the Waterford Road. As part of the plans, the German Supermarket giant requested permission to build 13 houses on a site adjoining the supermarket.
The local council had some questions regarding the plans to do with the environmental impact of the development, access and connectivity to the store and housing development, the layout of the housing development, and the number of car spaces provided for the new store among a list of 23 areas in need of clarification.
Lidl recently responded to the council, providing them with a detailed 223-page document addressing the council’s concerns and queries.
The retailer is seeking to build a larger 2,412 sq mts supermarket, consisting of a foodstore, off-licence and storage area. The development includes carparking, signage, covered trolley bay, landscaping, public lighting, electric vehicle charging points, roof mounted solar panels, a refrigeration and air conditioning plant, and cycle parking.
The plans also include the construction of 13 two-storey, three bed homes on a site next door to the current supermarket.
A decision on the new development is now expected at the start of April.