Lidl warehouse in Southampton gets go ahead from city councillors

How the Lidl distribution centre will look

How the Lidl distribution centre will look

First published in News

COUNCILLORS have today backed plans for a Lidl distribution centre that could bring up to 400 jobs to Southampton.

The 43,000 square metre complex on land next to the M271 motorway will serve an area from Poole to Newbury and across to Brighton and will operate 24 hours a day.

The proposed plant will also see six houses being demolished to make way for the development which would stand up to 17 metres-high on the current greenfield site south of Brownhill Way, near Adanac Park.

Lidl chiefs say the facility will create 300 full-time positions and 100 part-time posts, and they will be looking for a “local” workforce to fill as many of the positions as possible.

The jobs will include warehouse operatives, office administrators and transport and logistics jobs.

Southampton city councillors have overruled objections from residents living nearby and Holy Family Primary School in Mansel Road West.

Test Valley Borough Council is expected to review it later this month.

Lidl signed a deal with Barker-Mill Estates, which owns the land, last year.

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12:42pm Tue 15 Jan 13

loosehead says...

When we had a Tory council & this was proposed a Local Labour councillor was vehemently against it?
yet they over ruled local residents? Barker Mills pushed through a housing development in Redbridge Lane stating Nursling needed more housing & affordable housing & the development would include that?
So now they're knocking down 6 houses that were rented out so you could say affordable housing so how can they get away with it?
Also sounds a bit wrong no complaints or slating of this proposal from the same Labour council now his party has agreed to it bit hypocritical isn't it?
When we had a Tory council & this was proposed a Local Labour councillor was vehemently against it? yet they over ruled local residents? Barker Mills pushed through a housing development in Redbridge Lane stating Nursling needed more housing & affordable housing & the development would include that? So now they're knocking down 6 houses that were rented out so you could say affordable housing so how can they get away with it? Also sounds a bit wrong no complaints or slating of this proposal from the same Labour council now his party has agreed to it bit hypocritical isn't it? loosehead
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12:49pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Subject48 says...

shut up.
shut up. Subject48
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12:50pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Subject48 says...

Just be happy theres some investment happening and dont cry about your petty political BS. Its all the same no matter which of the major parties is in power.
Just be happy theres some investment happening and dont cry about your petty political BS. Its all the same no matter which of the major parties is in power. Subject48
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12:57pm Tue 15 Jan 13

loosehead says...

Subject48 wrote:
Just be happy theres some investment happening and dont cry about your petty political BS. Its all the same no matter which of the major parties is in power.
Don't get me wrong I'm not against this development just wondering when this was proposed why was I & others in favour attacked for wanting it by Labour councillors yet they voted for it?
I live not far from here I live in the Channel Island estate Lordshill.
I know many people opposed to it who thought Labour were on their side?
It's good news for Southampton Rugby Club as their security will be improved & their youth set up will be sponsored by Barker Mills but Please understand I was only repeating what was said to me by a certain Labour Councillor
[quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: Just be happy theres some investment happening and dont cry about your petty political BS. Its all the same no matter which of the major parties is in power.[/p][/quote]Don't get me wrong I'm not against this development just wondering when this was proposed why was I & others in favour attacked for wanting it by Labour councillors yet they voted for it? I live not far from here I live in the Channel Island estate Lordshill. I know many people opposed to it who thought Labour were on their side? It's good news for Southampton Rugby Club as their security will be improved & their youth set up will be sponsored by Barker Mills but Please understand I was only repeating what was said to me by a certain Labour Councillor loosehead
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1:02pm Tue 15 Jan 13

bigfella777 says...

Why does everyone have to always be against things? It's so boring.
Why does everyone have to always be against things? It's so boring. bigfella777
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1:04pm Tue 15 Jan 13

dango says...

common sense prevails! Build it ASAP. Even the school who objected have pupils who may end up one day needing a job there.
common sense prevails! Build it ASAP. Even the school who objected have pupils who may end up one day needing a job there. dango
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1:06pm Tue 15 Jan 13

loosehead says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Why does everyone have to always be against things? It's so boring.
Are you referring to the residents who will live right behind this development?
I see their points of view but as I've just said I'm for it & the four hundred jobs it will bring
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Why does everyone have to always be against things? It's so boring.[/p][/quote]Are you referring to the residents who will live right behind this development? I see their points of view but as I've just said I'm for it & the four hundred jobs it will bring loosehead
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2:38pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Linesman says...

loosehead wrote:
Subject48 wrote:
Just be happy theres some investment happening and dont cry about your petty political BS. Its all the same no matter which of the major parties is in power.
Don't get me wrong I'm not against this development just wondering when this was proposed why was I & others in favour attacked for wanting it by Labour councillors yet they voted for it?
I live not far from here I live in the Channel Island estate Lordshill.
I know many people opposed to it who thought Labour were on their side?
It's good news for Southampton Rugby Club as their security will be improved & their youth set up will be sponsored by Barker Mills but Please understand I was only repeating what was said to me by a certain Labour Councillor
Could it possibly be that, after it was rejected first time, they came back with an amended plan that was acceptable to the councillor who, of course, had to be Labour to fit in with your Tory bias, had been against it first time?
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: Just be happy theres some investment happening and dont cry about your petty political BS. Its all the same no matter which of the major parties is in power.[/p][/quote]Don't get me wrong I'm not against this development just wondering when this was proposed why was I & others in favour attacked for wanting it by Labour councillors yet they voted for it? I live not far from here I live in the Channel Island estate Lordshill. I know many people opposed to it who thought Labour were on their side? It's good news for Southampton Rugby Club as their security will be improved & their youth set up will be sponsored by Barker Mills but Please understand I was only repeating what was said to me by a certain Labour Councillor[/p][/quote]Could it possibly be that, after it was rejected first time, they came back with an amended plan that was acceptable to the councillor who, of course, had to be Labour to fit in with your Tory bias, had been against it first time? Linesman
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4:16pm Tue 15 Jan 13

richieroo says...

Blimey a bit of good news for a change!. :-)
Blimey a bit of good news for a change!. :-) richieroo
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5:14pm Tue 15 Jan 13

loosehead says...

Linesman wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Subject48 wrote:
Just be happy theres some investment happening and dont cry about your petty political BS. Its all the same no matter which of the major parties is in power.
Don't get me wrong I'm not against this development just wondering when this was proposed why was I & others in favour attacked for wanting it by Labour councillors yet they voted for it?
I live not far from here I live in the Channel Island estate Lordshill.
I know many people opposed to it who thought Labour were on their side?
It's good news for Southampton Rugby Club as their security will be improved & their youth set up will be sponsored by Barker Mills but Please understand I was only repeating what was said to me by a certain Labour Councillor
Could it possibly be that, after it was rejected first time, they came back with an amended plan that was acceptable to the councillor who, of course, had to be Labour to fit in with your Tory bias, had been against it first time?
Linesman it was the councillor for Millbrook & as I know Paul Holmes was also against this it has nothing to do with my political point of view.
As I live in the area & receive communications from Barker Mills as do all residents please explain to me when these plans were turned down & resubmitted ?
I was on the post in constant argument with the Labour councillor about this site so all I've asked is why he was so vociferously against this project yet nothing now?
is this the same situation as Oakland Pool?
At least those two left Labour & stood up for their principles
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: Just be happy theres some investment happening and dont cry about your petty political BS. Its all the same no matter which of the major parties is in power.[/p][/quote]Don't get me wrong I'm not against this development just wondering when this was proposed why was I & others in favour attacked for wanting it by Labour councillors yet they voted for it? I live not far from here I live in the Channel Island estate Lordshill. I know many people opposed to it who thought Labour were on their side? It's good news for Southampton Rugby Club as their security will be improved & their youth set up will be sponsored by Barker Mills but Please understand I was only repeating what was said to me by a certain Labour Councillor[/p][/quote]Could it possibly be that, after it was rejected first time, they came back with an amended plan that was acceptable to the councillor who, of course, had to be Labour to fit in with your Tory bias, had been against it first time?[/p][/quote]Linesman it was the councillor for Millbrook & as I know Paul Holmes was also against this it has nothing to do with my political point of view. As I live in the area & receive communications from Barker Mills as do all residents please explain to me when these plans were turned down & resubmitted ? I was on the post in constant argument with the Labour councillor about this site so all I've asked is why he was so vociferously against this project yet nothing now? is this the same situation as Oakland Pool? At least those two left Labour & stood up for their principles loosehead
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5:43am Wed 16 Jan 13

Lionel P says...

Wasn't it Lidl who were refused permission to open a depot at Ower just off the M27 a couple of years ago? Looks like they've now achieved their object and the nimbys have lost the New Forest District Council a hefty chunk of business rates.
Wasn't it Lidl who were refused permission to open a depot at Ower just off the M27 a couple of years ago? Looks like they've now achieved their object and the nimbys have lost the New Forest District Council a hefty chunk of business rates. Lionel P
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7:28am Wed 16 Jan 13

loosehead says...

Lionel P wrote:
Wasn't it Lidl who were refused permission to open a depot at Ower just off the M27 a couple of years ago? Looks like they've now achieved their object and the nimbys have lost the New Forest District Council a hefty chunk of business rates.
I think they also wanted to build it at New Milton.
At least it will do some good here, a rugby club can expand it's youth program so taking kids who might of ended up hanging around the streets & training them & getting them to work together.
it will bring 400 jobs which we need.
the one thing I feel sorry about is demolishing 6 good homes!
[quote][p][bold]Lionel P[/bold] wrote: Wasn't it Lidl who were refused permission to open a depot at Ower just off the M27 a couple of years ago? Looks like they've now achieved their object and the nimbys have lost the New Forest District Council a hefty chunk of business rates.[/p][/quote]I think they also wanted to build it at New Milton. At least it will do some good here, a rugby club can expand it's youth program so taking kids who might of ended up hanging around the streets & training them & getting them to work together. it will bring 400 jobs which we need. the one thing I feel sorry about is demolishing 6 good homes! loosehead
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