Developer and Thames Tap partner Jansons Property holds a public consultation on Thursday (January 28) over plans for a new Lidl and 40 homes in Lower Earley.

Jansons’ Lower Earley Properties division has been set up to develop the scheme. The shop will have an instore bakery, customer toilets and there will be 128 parking spaces which will include two for electric vehicle charging.

The site, off Meldreth Way, was acquired by Jansons last year.

Managing director Andy Jansons said: “We’re delighted to announce our plans to create hundreds of new jobs and deliver 40 much-needed homes.

“Given the difficulties of 2020, we think our plans will provide a real boost to the local economy, whilst helping those who are struggling to either rent or buy in the local area.

“We had intended to present our plans in person but unfortunately this isn’t possible due to current Government guidelines to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

“We will, therefore, be carrying out a digital public consultation to make sure everyone can view the plans and let us know their feedback, whilst remaining as safe as possible.

“We look forward to engaging with the local community and stakeholders, before submitting a planning application in the coming months.”


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