Lidl Get Approval for Second Houghton Regis Store

A new store for Lidl is to be built between Houghton Road and Blackburn Road in Houghton Regis. Planning permission for the store was actually granted in July.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Jason Buckley, said, “We are delighted to have received planning permission for this store. This would mark our second store for Houghton Regis and it will be fantastic to serve even more of the local area with our fresh, quality, great value products in the not too distant future. We very much look forward to breaking ground and getting started on construction in due course”.

The new store will create up to 40 new jobs. In all, there will 1,410m² sales area, an in-store bakery, customer toilets, parking for cars and bicycles, and electric vehicle rapid charging facilities. Opening hours will be restricted to 7 am to 10 pm Mondays to Saturdays including bank holidays and 9 am to 5 pm on Sundays.

There had been concerns over access to the site. Permission has been granted so that the existing Blackburn Road access will take a delivery vehicle. A new 2m wide footway will lead into the site, and this will incorporate a dropped kerb crossing and tactile paving at the bellmouth. 

Traffic travelling towards Houghton Regis town centre will be able to turn right into the site, before reaching the traffic light junction with Townsend Farm Road, using a special turn lane junction arrangement at Houghton Road.

Lidl Apply To Build Store on Houghton Road - 16.2.21

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