Permission for development comprising the construction of a new mono-pitched licenced discount food store with ancillary infrastructure and associated site development works (all totalling 2,899sqm gross floor area and ranging in height equivalent from 1 to 2 storeys), at a site of approximately 1.08 hectares. The construction of the proposed new licenced discount foodstore (2,866sqm gross floor area) comprises of: 1) A retail sales area with ancillary off-licence use and bakery (total net retail sales area of 1,828sqm), entrance pod, public facilities (incl. lobby and toilets), staff facilities, operational office, storage (incl. cold storage), stairs and lift to first floor, plant room and delivery area, all at ground floor level (totalling 2,529sqm ground floor gross floor area); 2) Staff welfare (incl. toilets, change rooms and staff canteen area), roof terrace, meeting room, it room, store room, stairs and lift from ground floor, all at first floor level (totalling 337sqm first floor Gross Floor Area); 3) Corporate signage consisting of 2 no. building mounted corporate internally illuminated sign, 1 no. free standing internally illuminated totem pole sign at entrance, 1 no. free standing internally illuminated totem pole sign along the southern boundary, 3 no. wall mounted externally illuminated poster panel display boards, and 1 no. building mounted externally illuminated information display boards; 4) 1 no. trolley bay covered structure (33sqm Gross Floor Area); 5) 119 no. surface car parking spaces (4 no. disabled, 6 no. parent and child, and 109 no. regular); 6) 20 no. bicycle parking spaces; 7) Primary vehicular and pedestrian access to the proposed new Licenced Discount Foodstore development will be provided via a new site entrance from the N72 National Secondary Road, Park Road; 8) Boundary treatments, diversion of the Hospital Stream round the western site boundary, hard and soft landscaping, services (including surface water attenuation) and all other ancillary and associated site development works above and below ground level. A Natura Impact Statement accompanies this application.
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