COUNCILLORS have given permission for a new Lidl store in Glasgow’s East End.
They approved the discount grocery chain’s application for an outlet at a site on the corner of Springfield Road at Dalmarnock Road.
City planners had recommended that consent be given. Their report asserted: “The development will re-use a well-known site providing a low cost food store centrally located within an established residential area.
“The proposal will deliver a high quality, sustainably designed community facility, and regenerates and encourages investment into the area with no significant impact on residents’ amenity.”
The report continued: “As a result of ongoing discussions during the processing of the application, the parking arrangement has been reduced and reconfigured and the landscaping has been significantly enhanced.
“Landscaping now includes…a range of high quality native tree and shrub planting throughout the parking area, as well as a section of green roofing on the canopy entrance of the building itself. These combine to improve the development’s visual impact and relationship with adjacent developments.
The green roof area is the first of its kind for a Lidl food store in Scotland.
The company bought the land in Dalmarnock from Glasgow City Council in 2020 in a £1million deal.
The store will have a sales floor area of 1,265 square metres. A car park with 113 spaces will be provided.