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Budget supermarket chain Lidl eyes new store at Slough Retail Park

Budget supermarket chain Lidl eyes new store at Slough Retail Park

Budget supermarket giant Lidl is planning to build a new store at Slough Retail Park.

The German discount chain is hoping to move into a vacant unit between homeware retailer ScS and Smyths Toys.

The company said the store will provide improved shopping choice for people in Cippenham and create 40 jobs for people in the area.

It plans to use shared parking on the site, near Bath Road, with dedicated accessible spaces close to the store entrance.

A planning application for the 1,353 sq m venue is yet to be submitted to Slough Borough Council.

Residents can give their feedback by filling out a survey at www.slough.expansion.lidl.co.uk.

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  • Slough123

    10:24, 10 February 2021

    This has the potential to cause traffic jams after the school rush with the Westgate school being down the road. The A4 changes should be reverted before this is allowed to open. Strange how the demand of the people isn't being respected, I can't imagine residents of slough are demanding a single lane A4? Were the petitions we raised not enough to persuade leaders that Slough residents didn't want those changes?

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    • be_ transparent

      10:50, 10 February 2021

      Slough Council is consistently anti-democratic. It has ignored Slough residents on the A4 disaster, chalvey one way system, harrow market roundabout to name a few of many issues. The transport department thinks it is its job to do what it thinks is best for us citing "deaths from air pollution". It doesn't understand its own propaganda. It doesn't understand the same slippery mathematical trick used to create the non-existent "deaths due to air pollution" could be used to create "deaths due to supermarket shopping" - but no-one would immediately ban supermarkets if I created the report. I'd compare Slough with a similar sized town where residents didn't eat processed food and count "excess deaths" in the same way they create "deaths from pollution" out of nowhere. The council bureaucracy systematically frustrates attempts of slough people for accountability or transparency. You can change the puppet with his rosette - but how do you vote out the transport department ?

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  • be_ transparent

    17:01, 09 February 2021

    Do you remember when the A4 was a bypass not a traffic jam ? Do you remember when the main shopping destinations were all in the high street ? Now we have shops strewn at various points all the way along the A4, where rents are cheaper and safe parking is more plentiful. Instead of having a development strategy that had all the shops in one area, we have the Bishops Centre, Slough Retail Park (Twinches Lane) , The Observatory, Bath Road Retail Park, Sainsbury's, Tescos etc etc..... shops and parking strewn all over the place. When the council finally have to deal with what they have done to Slough's retail offer, the public will point out to them that putting shops and superstores all over the place in Slough wasn't a bright idea, and the Labour council have assisted the planning and transport departments to ruin our town centre. Was the town planning concept of "one shopping centre" that difficult to grasp ?

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