Development Control Casebook: Lidl store turned down over reluctance to adjust format

Lidl UK has failed to convince an inspector that no sequentially preferable site was available or suitable for the development of a food store in a shopping centre on Merseyside. The company proposed to demolish a public house and petrol filling station and erect a 1,572 sq m store, claiming that there was a quantitative need for the development and that no sequentially preferable sites could meet the need. It asserted that a site in a nearby shopping centre proposed for development as shopping units, including one of 1,300 sq m, was not genuinely available because the largest unit was likely to be occupied by another food retailer.

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