Plans for 43 homes and a Lidl store on a site In Lower Earley have been submitted to Wokingham Borough Council.

Sovereign Housing Association will deliver the homes in a scheme drawn by DHA Architecture for Thames Tap partner Jansons Property. The site is off Lower Earley Way at the junction with Meldreth Way.

The mix of one to four bedroom properties will include a 40 per cent proportion of affordable homes.

Andy Jansons, managing director of Jansons Property, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Sovereign Housing to the scheme.

“Having both Lidl and Sovereign Housing on board is a big vote of confidence in our plans and shows that they are deliverable. I’m grateful to everyone who took part in our public consultation and believe our plans represent a great opportunity to deliver new homes and investment in Lower Earley.”

The Lidl will include an in-store bakery and customer toilets and 115 parking spaces which will include 11 electric charging places.

James Mitchell, Lidl GB’s regional head of property, said: “We are delighted that the plans for a new Lidl store in Lower Earley have been submitted. The new store is set to create around 40 new positions which would be fantastic for the local area, delivering our high quality and affordable produce to even more of the community.”


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