Planning permission has today been granted for the development of the western half of the former Herman Miller building on Lower Bristol Road as a Lidl supermarket.
This will provide a valuable additional facility for local residents on the western side of Bath as well as generating new jobs.
The building, half of which will be used for the new Lidl, is Grade II listed, and this permission will secure its future.
Tim Ball, Cabinet Member for Homes and Planning, said, “The Council have been very proactive with Lidl’s to bring the permission toward a conclusion. We are really pleased that a new lower-cost shop will soon be available for the residents in this part of the city as well as creating new jobs. It will provide a much-needed facility as well as finding a new use for a listed building that can contribute towards the city’s overall regeneration.”
It is hoped that the granting of this permission may also prove to be a catalyst for the development of the eastern half of the building, which is in separate ownership. A previous planning application for this part of the building was agreed subject to the completion of a legal agreement, but this has never been completed by the site owners.