New convenience store planned for Lyde Green

October 02 2018

LYDE Green is set to get its own convenience store, if a new plan is allowed to go ahead.

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has submitted a plan for a single-storey convenience store with a cash machine and 15 customer car parking spaces.

It will be located on Willowherb Road, in the vacant land next to the newly opened Lyde Green Community Centre at the top of Thistle Close.

The shop floor will be 254 sq m - about the size of a tennis court - with steps and a raised walkway from the car park, where there will be a disabled parking space.

Under the plans, deliveries to the store’s service yard would be undertaken outside peak periods, in order to reduce any impact on customer use of the car park.

The planning application is open on South Gloucestershire Council’s website for public comments until November 2.

All comments published so far have supported the plan.

Resident Joanna Baggs commented: “Let’s hope this gets approved, as this will be a vital resource to Lyde Green.

“There are no shops this side of the ring road and to have a shop in walking distance to pick up a few supplies will be invaluable and hopefully cut down on number of car journeys over to the Emersons Green shopping centre for small purchases.”

Elizabeth Davies said: “I hope the planning goes through, to have a convenience store of some sort for the sake of the community members who can’t get about so easily.”

A spokesman for Sainsbury’s told the Voice that they would have more information to share about the convenience store soon.

To make a comment on the plans visit the council’s website at developments.southglos.gov.uk/online-applications/ and search for application PK18/3739/RM.