A planning application on behalf of Ashfield Land (Birmingham) Ltd and JVM Castings has been submitted for a new 22,873 sq ft Lidl store on land at the JVM Castings site on Droitwich Road in Worcester.

mode transport planning have been involved with the scheme since inception liaising with the land owner at JMV, as well as Ashfield Land and Lidl UK. mode have undertaken the following key  tasks:

  • initial high level meetings with JMV and Lidl to agree the broad approach to be taken;
  • relocation of staff parking;
  • review of service yard arrangement;
  • new access design;
  • parking standards review;
  • preparation of Transport Assessment;
  • preparation of Travel Plan; and
  • liaison with Worcestershire County Highways.

A council document published ahead of the meeting states:

“The proposed development would result in economic and social benefits which the brownfield site does not currently provide; with 40 part-time and full-time jobs created plus employment during construction.”

“The existing car parking for JVM Castings can be sufficiently relocated to the south of the site without significant harm and so the development of the site is considered to be entirely beneficial in these areas.”

The application will be before Worcester City Council’s planning committee on Thursday 19 March.

Image courtesy of SR Davis Architects.

project summary

Client: Transport for London
Location: Central London
Office: London
Status: Completed