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Lidl store in Caister wants to create more parking spaces

PUBLISHED: 10:55 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 08:49 19 April 2017

Lidl wants to expand parking

Lidl wants to expand parking

The Lidl store in Caister has applied to expand its car parking provision by a quarter due to the financial success of the company.

The store off Norwich Road has submitted a planning application to the borough council asking for the creation of an extra 26 parking spaces by demolishing a home in Saxon Gardens and using a garden space of another property.

If approved it will mean there will be 109 parking spaces.

Lidl says the parking spaces bid is justified as a survey showed the car park is “not capable of meeting demand at peak times resulting in customers being forced to leave the supermarket and try again at later times”.

The survey adds that 10pc of customers had difficulty finding parking spaces at the weekend.

The planning submission adds the store has seen increased footfall as part of a 10pc growth in the market share being enjoyed by Lidl in recent years.

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3 comments

  • Over here in places that the public steal parking barriers are put in place at entry and exit. A ticket is issued and spend typically 10 ChF and ticket is validated and free out. Alternative run ticket through charge machine, pay typically 10 ChF and ticket validated. Loose the ticket and pay typically 50 ChF. It works very well.

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    koenig

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

  • So true on that first comment and myself i agree. I`m a member of the old hall gym and i do use it around the 3pm time when the parents are waiting for there children. The extra cars spread out into the area between Lidl and the old hall hotel. Also the Junction entering and leaving the lidlold hall is scary as hell. I`m a skilled driver but boy each time i leave i never know what oncoming cars are doing, they never follow the painted road signs on the floor at all...

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    Alan Sowle

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

  • One hopes this will be objected to and refused on the grounds of changing the face of the village around the church even more and intruding on a quiet residential area. The main reason the car park gets full is the use by parents of children attending the local school and preschool and even at peak holiday times there are spaces. If Lidl cannot be bothered to put car parking fees in place then they must expect their car parking to be abused by non shoppers. There is a perfectly adequate car park near the beach suitable for use by parents and if GYBC did not persist in insisting on it being a pay and display, despite the pleas of the parish council, then parents might use it and ease pressure on everywhere else. If Lidl is so successful with those who do not live in Caister they could relocate next to Tesco.

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    FlintinChalk

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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