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Public consultation on Brownhill Way Lidl proposal TODAY

May 17, 2018 2:40 PM
By Southampton Liberal Democrats

A public consultation is being held today on plans for a new Lidl supermarket at the junction of Brownhill Way and Frogmore Lane, just inside the City boundaries in Redbridge ward.

The event is taking place between 10am and 7pm today, at Nursling and Rownhams Village Hall.

Lidl proposal, Brownhill WayRedbridge Spokesperson Simon Stokes said:

"I'm extremely disappointed that notice of the public consultation was given so late - a tactic residents have experienced with Lidl's Bannister Road plans. It is likely to mean a great many people will not have the opportunity to scrutinise and comment on the proposals before Lidl submit a formal planning application.

"The promise of new jobs and greater local consumer choice are to be welcomed, but there are other issues that nearby residents will be concerned about.

"As a local resident I use Brownhill Way daily, and I know from experience how bad the traffic can be on that road; at peak times the tailback on the eastbound side often extends as far back as the M271 junction. I'm concerned that the proposals as they exist now fail to adequately address this.

"I will attend the consultation this evening, and I would encourage others to do so too.

"I would also urge Lidl to hold another consultation prior to submitting their application, with a more reasonable notice period."