Lidl supermarket on football site wants to become a bit bigger

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Lidl has applied to increase the size of its proposed store on the site of the former McCain Stadium.

The German supermarket chain wants to add more floor space and parking to the store, which was given approval in August last year.

The plans have been submitted to Scarborough Council and are now open to public consultation.

Lidl’s application states: “The proposed use of the site will remain in the now consented class A1 (retail) use.

“The store will include a sales area, along with warehouse delivery area, freezer room, bakery, managers’ office and staff facilities.

“The site will accommodate 111 parking spaces, including six disabled spaces and four parent and child spaces, which are positioned close to the customer entrance.

“Cycle parking with space for 10 bicycles is also provided close to the store entrance.

“The service bay will be located adjacent to the southern elevation of the store.”

The principal amendments sought include an increase in size of the foodstore, from 1,930 sqm to 2,470 sqm gross internal floor space, of which 202 sqm will be provided at mezzanine level to accommodate staff welfare facilities. Overall, the net sales area will increase by 138 sqm beyond the permitted scheme.

The entrance to the store will remain via Seamer Road.

The supermarket chain, which has a stores in Whitby, Pickering and Norton, says its Scarborough premises will be open between 7am and 10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am and 4pm on Sundays.

So far, one objection to the changes has been received by the council.

Mr G White, of Seamer Road, wrote: “I am very concerned about the noise level of deliveries early morning or late at night, the volume of traffic and the lighting level as I am directly in front and [to the]side of the car park.

“I currently have a private garden at the back of my house and am concerned I will be overlooked from the back [by] the public.” To view the application visit www.scarborough.gov.uk.