A new Lidl and Starbucks Coffee shop for Cheltenham
HPP has gained consent for a new Lidl store and Starbucks coffee shop on behalf of Hinton Properties on the former BMW showroom, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham.
HPP obtained planning permission for a new car showroom and dealership for BMW at Grovefield Way, South Cheltenham in January 2015 and the site at Tewkesbury Road has recently been vacated following the relocation of the showroom. The permission for the new foodstore and coffee shop will therefore secure a new use for this site.
The submission of the application followed detailed pre-application discussions with the Local Planning Authority which influenced the layout and landscaping. It is considered the development will integrate successfully into the built environment whilst enhancing the visual amenity of the area through tree planting and landscaping.
The approved scheme will provide new and improved shopping and refreshment facilities that will increase choice and competition to the benefit of the consumers, whilst not causing a significant adverse effect in terms of the vitality and viability of surrounding retail centres and town centre. The approved scheme will reinforce Cheltenham's overall reputation as an important sub-regional centre where growth can be accomodated and new investment and development welcomed.