The demolition of 3 no. warehousing/industrial/office buildings and associated structures (totalling 4,145 sqm Gross Floor Area and ranging in height between one and three storey), the change of use of an existing single storey office building (Protected Structure No. 260) to café/coffee shop with associated internal alterations (109 sqm Gross Floor Area) site development works and outdoor plaza seating area, and the construction of a Licenced Discount Foodstore of 3 storey equivalent height (2,715.9 sqm Gross Floor Area) with undercroft and surface vehicular parking at ground floor, sales and checkout area with ancillary off-licence at first floor, and internal plant room at mezzanine second floor. The construction of the proposed Licenced Discount Foodstore will also include rooftop photovoltaic solar panel array (907.5 sqm), corporate signage consisting of 3 no. building mounted corporate internally illuminated signs, 2 no. free standing internally illuminated flagpole signs, 2 no. wall mounted externally illuminated poster panel display boards and 1 no. externally illuminated poster display board, undercroft parking providing 53 no. car parking spaces, surface car park providing a total of 100 no. car parking spaces, (consisting of 8 no. disabled, 5 no. parent and child, 2 no. EV charging spaces and 85 no. regular) and 16 no. bicycle parking spaces, boundary treatments, hard and soft landscaping, services (including 1 no. below ground attenuation tank) and all other ancillary and associated site development works above and below ground level. Primary vehicular and pedestrian access to the proposed development will be provided via a new site entrance from Dock Road. Secondary vehicular and pedestrian access to the proposed development will be via the existing access off Saint Alphonsus Street, upgraded and enhanced as part of the proposed development. Pedestrian access to the proposed development will be further enhanced via a new plaza/public realm area along the north western boundary of the site with Dock Road, linking to the north eastern boundary of the site with Saint Alphonsus Street at the proposed café/coffee shop (Protected Structure No. 260) all on a site of approximately 0.76 hectares. The planning application is accompanied by a Natura Impact Statement (NIS)
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