Building work on Lidl depot outside Southampton will begin in weeks

Hampshire Chronicle: Work on 400-job store depot 'starting in weeks' Work on 400-job store depot 'starting in weeks'

WORK to build a new supermarket distribution centre on the outskirts of Southampton will begin within weeks, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Building work on the Lidl depot, which will create 400 jobs, is expected to begin as early as next month.

The plans for the 24-hour centre were given the green light in early 2013 but negotiations over funding by Lidl towards local infrastructure had held the plans up for the best part of a year.

But now that agreements have been reached with both Southampton City Council and Test Valley Borough Council, work can begin early next year and the new centre is expected to be completed in late 2014. The 43,000 square metre depot will be built on land next to the M271 motorway at Nursling.

Lidl signed a deal with landowners Barker-Mill Estates last year.

The supermarket says the facility will create 300 full-time positions and 100 part-time jobs.

Work to build the depot will also see Brownhill Way widened into a dual carriageway between the M271 and Adanac roundabout, while there will be cycle and pedestrian improvements.

More than 2.5 hectares of land around the site will also be landscaped, with trees, fences and an earth mound being added to obscure views of the centre.

Lidl’s regional property director Oliver McGuinness said: “Having confirmed the legal agreements, we are delighted to have been granted formal planning permission from both local authorities.

“This development will create hundreds of new jobs for the region and bring many benefits to the community.”

Business chiefs in Hampshire have also welcomed the news.

Business Solent chief executive Sally Lynskey said: “At a time of so much economic uncertainty, it is hugely beneficial that a development such as this is given the green light – it is a really positive piece of news for the region.”

And Russell Kew, Solent LEP director, said: “In December last year the Solent LEP published our strategy for growth which outlined our vision for the area. Job creation is at the core of this strategy and we hope to see an additional 10,000 new jobs created in the Solent area in the period to 2026, and we welcome the 400 jobs that the proposed Lidl distribution centre will bring to the area.”

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8:32am Mon 30 Dec 13

loosehead says...

houses will be lost yet the reason for digging up farm land was houses were needed?
This will be built between Lower Brownhill & Brownhill way part Southampton part Test Valley.
a road will disappear & a public footpath will be moved Labour were dead against this development when we had a Tory council yet approved it when they won office.
There are good things about this project like the money Barker Mills have pumped into local sports clubs not to object to it.
the jobs it will bring have been promised to be for the surrounding area hopefully they do just that.
I feel for those that will live facing this building in Lower Brownhill rd
houses will be lost yet the reason for digging up farm land was houses were needed? This will be built between Lower Brownhill & Brownhill way part Southampton part Test Valley. a road will disappear & a public footpath will be moved Labour were dead against this development when we had a Tory council yet approved it when they won office. There are good things about this project like the money Barker Mills have pumped into local sports clubs not to object to it. the jobs it will bring have been promised to be for the surrounding area hopefully they do just that. I feel for those that will live facing this building in Lower Brownhill rd loosehead

9:15am Mon 30 Dec 13

derek james says...

loosehead wrote:
houses will be lost yet the reason for digging up farm land was houses were needed?
This will be built between Lower Brownhill & Brownhill way part Southampton part Test Valley.
a road will disappear & a public footpath will be moved Labour were dead against this development when we had a Tory council yet approved it when they won office.
There are good things about this project like the money Barker Mills have pumped into local sports clubs not to object to it.
the jobs it will bring have been promised to be for the surrounding area hopefully they do just that.
I feel for those that will live facing this building in Lower Brownhill rd
you want to be more worried about the loss of farmland for what will be the uk's biggest solar farm north of fareham that has just received planning
(the de missed this story, no surprises there!)
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: houses will be lost yet the reason for digging up farm land was houses were needed? This will be built between Lower Brownhill & Brownhill way part Southampton part Test Valley. a road will disappear & a public footpath will be moved Labour were dead against this development when we had a Tory council yet approved it when they won office. There are good things about this project like the money Barker Mills have pumped into local sports clubs not to object to it. the jobs it will bring have been promised to be for the surrounding area hopefully they do just that. I feel for those that will live facing this building in Lower Brownhill rd[/p][/quote]you want to be more worried about the loss of farmland for what will be the uk's biggest solar farm north of fareham that has just received planning (the de missed this story, no surprises there!) derek james

10:10am Mon 30 Dec 13

loosehead says...

derek james wrote:
loosehead wrote:
houses will be lost yet the reason for digging up farm land was houses were needed?
This will be built between Lower Brownhill & Brownhill way part Southampton part Test Valley.
a road will disappear & a public footpath will be moved Labour were dead against this development when we had a Tory council yet approved it when they won office.
There are good things about this project like the money Barker Mills have pumped into local sports clubs not to object to it.
the jobs it will bring have been promised to be for the surrounding area hopefully they do just that.
I feel for those that will live facing this building in Lower Brownhill rd
you want to be more worried about the loss of farmland for what will be the uk's biggest solar farm north of fareham that has just received planning
(the de missed this story, no surprises there!)
again an Anti Solar poster who's got it so so wrong, build on this land & no crops or animals grazing on a Solar panel array the farmer can still let animals graze so making the site multi use & multi profitable.
try growing a crop under the foundations of this Lidl warehouse or letting grass grow under it.
I was for a development but not one that would see a loss of houses but a warehouse situated in a way that would bring jobs is a good thing
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: houses will be lost yet the reason for digging up farm land was houses were needed? This will be built between Lower Brownhill & Brownhill way part Southampton part Test Valley. a road will disappear & a public footpath will be moved Labour were dead against this development when we had a Tory council yet approved it when they won office. There are good things about this project like the money Barker Mills have pumped into local sports clubs not to object to it. the jobs it will bring have been promised to be for the surrounding area hopefully they do just that. I feel for those that will live facing this building in Lower Brownhill rd[/p][/quote]you want to be more worried about the loss of farmland for what will be the uk's biggest solar farm north of fareham that has just received planning (the de missed this story, no surprises there!)[/p][/quote]again an Anti Solar poster who's got it so so wrong, build on this land & no crops or animals grazing on a Solar panel array the farmer can still let animals graze so making the site multi use & multi profitable. try growing a crop under the foundations of this Lidl warehouse or letting grass grow under it. I was for a development but not one that would see a loss of houses but a warehouse situated in a way that would bring jobs is a good thing loosehead

10:16am Mon 30 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

No one can win, we need power. Greens complain about fossil fuels and fracking a nimbys complain about windfarms and solar farms.

Look out of the window nect time you fly over the uk, there is so much un-used land. The government need to creat new towns instead of making the present ones bigger. SPREAD THE LOAD.
No one can win, we need power. Greens complain about fossil fuels and fracking a nimbys complain about windfarms and solar farms. Look out of the window nect time you fly over the uk, there is so much un-used land. The government need to creat new towns instead of making the present ones bigger. SPREAD THE LOAD. issacchunt

10:59am Mon 30 Dec 13

SOULJACKER says...

issacchunt wrote:
No one can win, we need power. Greens complain about fossil fuels and fracking a nimbys complain about windfarms and solar farms.

Look out of the window nect time you fly over the uk, there is so much un-used land. The government need to creat new towns instead of making the present ones bigger. SPREAD THE LOAD.
I see you got it wrong there didn't ya, we don't need new towns etc......we need to stop the useless politicians letting the rest of the world settle in our country & the problem is solved.
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: No one can win, we need power. Greens complain about fossil fuels and fracking a nimbys complain about windfarms and solar farms. Look out of the window nect time you fly over the uk, there is so much un-used land. The government need to creat new towns instead of making the present ones bigger. SPREAD THE LOAD.[/p][/quote]I see you got it wrong there didn't ya, we don't need new towns etc......we need to stop the useless politicians letting the rest of the world settle in our country & the problem is solved. SOULJACKER

11:20am Mon 30 Dec 13

Nod says...

I hope there's some safe way for cyclists and pedestrians to get across the M271 included in this. I'm fed up with the amount of people not wearing reflective gear or not having lights AND wearing dark clothes too.
I hope there's some safe way for cyclists and pedestrians to get across the M271 included in this. I'm fed up with the amount of people not wearing reflective gear or not having lights AND wearing dark clothes too. Nod

11:34am Mon 30 Dec 13

Aquarius33 says...

I knew the man who originally owned the land at Nursling, which he named Adanac. He was Mr G R Blake, a builder who went to Canada and made his fortune, enabling him to buy lots of land back here in Hampshire. He built a lot of homes in the Shirley area.
Adanac is Canada spelt backwards..
I knew the man who originally owned the land at Nursling, which he named Adanac. He was Mr G R Blake, a builder who went to Canada and made his fortune, enabling him to buy lots of land back here in Hampshire. He built a lot of homes in the Shirley area. Adanac is Canada spelt backwards.. Aquarius33

11:47am Mon 30 Dec 13

Georgethepie says...

This is great news another warehouse we can fill with Eastern European labour they will be excited!!!!! Let's see if this brings the jobless numbers down in Southampton when it opens.
I very much doubt it will though. However I'm guessing it will bring more people to the area so let's hope the infrastructure is improved in order to deal with the added numbers!!!
This is great news another warehouse we can fill with Eastern European labour they will be excited!!!!! Let's see if this brings the jobless numbers down in Southampton when it opens. I very much doubt it will though. However I'm guessing it will bring more people to the area so let's hope the infrastructure is improved in order to deal with the added numbers!!! Georgethepie

12:37pm Mon 30 Dec 13

derek james says...

issacchunt wrote:
No one can win, we need power. Greens complain about fossil fuels and fracking a nimbys complain about windfarms and solar farms.

Look out of the window nect time you fly over the uk, there is so much un-used land. The government need to creat new towns instead of making the present ones bigger. SPREAD THE LOAD.
i think you'll find most of that "unused" land is in fact farmland, as i've said many times before removing agricultural land when we have to import 40-50% of our food is folly
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: No one can win, we need power. Greens complain about fossil fuels and fracking a nimbys complain about windfarms and solar farms. Look out of the window nect time you fly over the uk, there is so much un-used land. The government need to creat new towns instead of making the present ones bigger. SPREAD THE LOAD.[/p][/quote]i think you'll find most of that "unused" land is in fact farmland, as i've said many times before removing agricultural land when we have to import 40-50% of our food is folly derek james

12:40pm Mon 30 Dec 13

derek james says...

loosehead wrote:
derek james wrote:
loosehead wrote:
houses will be lost yet the reason for digging up farm land was houses were needed?
This will be built between Lower Brownhill & Brownhill way part Southampton part Test Valley.
a road will disappear & a public footpath will be moved Labour were dead against this development when we had a Tory council yet approved it when they won office.
There are good things about this project like the money Barker Mills have pumped into local sports clubs not to object to it.
the jobs it will bring have been promised to be for the surrounding area hopefully they do just that.
I feel for those that will live facing this building in Lower Brownhill rd
you want to be more worried about the loss of farmland for what will be the uk's biggest solar farm north of fareham that has just received planning
(the de missed this story, no surprises there!)
again an Anti Solar poster who's got it so so wrong, build on this land & no crops or animals grazing on a Solar panel array the farmer can still let animals graze so making the site multi use & multi profitable.
try growing a crop under the foundations of this Lidl warehouse or letting grass grow under it.
I was for a development but not one that would see a loss of houses but a warehouse situated in a way that would bring jobs is a good thing
i'm not anti solar in fact i do a lot of work for solar companies but there are better places for them on top of buildings not farmland for reasons prevoiusly mentioned
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: houses will be lost yet the reason for digging up farm land was houses were needed? This will be built between Lower Brownhill & Brownhill way part Southampton part Test Valley. a road will disappear & a public footpath will be moved Labour were dead against this development when we had a Tory council yet approved it when they won office. There are good things about this project like the money Barker Mills have pumped into local sports clubs not to object to it. the jobs it will bring have been promised to be for the surrounding area hopefully they do just that. I feel for those that will live facing this building in Lower Brownhill rd[/p][/quote]you want to be more worried about the loss of farmland for what will be the uk's biggest solar farm north of fareham that has just received planning (the de missed this story, no surprises there!)[/p][/quote]again an Anti Solar poster who's got it so so wrong, build on this land & no crops or animals grazing on a Solar panel array the farmer can still let animals graze so making the site multi use & multi profitable. try growing a crop under the foundations of this Lidl warehouse or letting grass grow under it. I was for a development but not one that would see a loss of houses but a warehouse situated in a way that would bring jobs is a good thing[/p][/quote]i'm not anti solar in fact i do a lot of work for solar companies but there are better places for them on top of buildings not farmland for reasons prevoiusly mentioned derek james

1:03pm Mon 30 Dec 13

sarfhamton says...

Georgethepie wrote:
This is great news another warehouse we can fill with Eastern European labour they will be excited!!!!! Let's see if this brings the jobless numbers down in Southampton when it opens.
I very much doubt it will though. However I'm guessing it will bring more people to the area so let's hope the infrastructure is improved in order to deal with the added numbers!!!
Many lazy English wont want to work there so i guess hardworking immigrants will take up the strain, fair play to them
[quote][p][bold]Georgethepie[/bold] wrote: This is great news another warehouse we can fill with Eastern European labour they will be excited!!!!! Let's see if this brings the jobless numbers down in Southampton when it opens. I very much doubt it will though. However I'm guessing it will bring more people to the area so let's hope the infrastructure is improved in order to deal with the added numbers!!![/p][/quote]Many lazy English wont want to work there so i guess hardworking immigrants will take up the strain, fair play to them sarfhamton

1:29pm Mon 30 Dec 13

elvisimo says...

Nod wrote:
I hope there's some safe way for cyclists and pedestrians to get across the M271 included in this. I'm fed up with the amount of people not wearing reflective gear or not having lights AND wearing dark clothes too.
No deport our own grown parasites then the problem is solved.
[quote][p][bold]Nod[/bold] wrote: I hope there's some safe way for cyclists and pedestrians to get across the M271 included in this. I'm fed up with the amount of people not wearing reflective gear or not having lights AND wearing dark clothes too.[/p][/quote]No deport our own grown parasites then the problem is solved. elvisimo

3:22pm Mon 30 Dec 13

loosehead says...

derek james wrote:
loosehead wrote:
derek james wrote:
loosehead wrote:
houses will be lost yet the reason for digging up farm land was houses were needed?
This will be built between Lower Brownhill & Brownhill way part Southampton part Test Valley.
a road will disappear & a public footpath will be moved Labour were dead against this development when we had a Tory council yet approved it when they won office.
There are good things about this project like the money Barker Mills have pumped into local sports clubs not to object to it.
the jobs it will bring have been promised to be for the surrounding area hopefully they do just that.
I feel for those that will live facing this building in Lower Brownhill rd
you want to be more worried about the loss of farmland for what will be the uk's biggest solar farm north of fareham that has just received planning
(the de missed this story, no surprises there!)
again an Anti Solar poster who's got it so so wrong, build on this land & no crops or animals grazing on a Solar panel array the farmer can still let animals graze so making the site multi use & multi profitable.
try growing a crop under the foundations of this Lidl warehouse or letting grass grow under it.
I was for a development but not one that would see a loss of houses but a warehouse situated in a way that would bring jobs is a good thing
i'm not anti solar in fact i do a lot of work for solar companies but there are better places for them on top of buildings not farmland for reasons prevoiusly mentioned
A higher education facility in Southampton did research on Solar panelled windows yet how many blocks of flats(new) have to incorporate them in the building?
I do believe all new buildings should have solar & every form of green energy incorporated in the build.
I feel the Shard & the Mirror should have been built using Solar panelled panes as researched here.
but to complain about a Solar Array citing the loss of farm land is wrong as it still can be used for animals.
Top of Redbridge Lane Barker Mills has done away with Farmland( don't know if it's built yet?) for housing,bottom end of Redbridge Lane they're knocking down houses to build a Warehouse & no more road so that farm land in both cases is lost how can you compare that to a Solar Array?
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: houses will be lost yet the reason for digging up farm land was houses were needed? This will be built between Lower Brownhill & Brownhill way part Southampton part Test Valley. a road will disappear & a public footpath will be moved Labour were dead against this development when we had a Tory council yet approved it when they won office. There are good things about this project like the money Barker Mills have pumped into local sports clubs not to object to it. the jobs it will bring have been promised to be for the surrounding area hopefully they do just that. I feel for those that will live facing this building in Lower Brownhill rd[/p][/quote]you want to be more worried about the loss of farmland for what will be the uk's biggest solar farm north of fareham that has just received planning (the de missed this story, no surprises there!)[/p][/quote]again an Anti Solar poster who's got it so so wrong, build on this land & no crops or animals grazing on a Solar panel array the farmer can still let animals graze so making the site multi use & multi profitable. try growing a crop under the foundations of this Lidl warehouse or letting grass grow under it. I was for a development but not one that would see a loss of houses but a warehouse situated in a way that would bring jobs is a good thing[/p][/quote]i'm not anti solar in fact i do a lot of work for solar companies but there are better places for them on top of buildings not farmland for reasons prevoiusly mentioned[/p][/quote]A higher education facility in Southampton did research on Solar panelled windows yet how many blocks of flats(new) have to incorporate them in the building? I do believe all new buildings should have solar & every form of green energy incorporated in the build. I feel the Shard & the Mirror should have been built using Solar panelled panes as researched here. but to complain about a Solar Array citing the loss of farm land is wrong as it still can be used for animals. Top of Redbridge Lane Barker Mills has done away with Farmland( don't know if it's built yet?) for housing,bottom end of Redbridge Lane they're knocking down houses to build a Warehouse & no more road so that farm land in both cases is lost how can you compare that to a Solar Array? loosehead

7:41pm Mon 30 Dec 13

forest hump says...

derek james wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
No one can win, we need power. Greens complain about fossil fuels and fracking a nimbys complain about windfarms and solar farms.

Look out of the window nect time you fly over the uk, there is so much un-used land. The government need to creat new towns instead of making the present ones bigger. SPREAD THE LOAD.
i think you'll find most of that "unused" land is in fact farmland, as i've said many times before removing agricultural land when we have to import 40-50% of our food is folly
I'll think you'll find that farmers are paid to leave fields fallow because there is a glut of cereals in Europe and I'll also think you'll find that less than 6% of land in the UK is developed. Mr James is right, we need new towns or at least develop green land which is not used. Problem boils down to greed again (the root cause of most problems) houses are not built to artificially boost their prices through supply/demand scenario. With reference to the lazy Brits who loaf around claiming benefits........Stop the benefits. Make them work through necessity. Oh! but would that not loose votes? Corrupt Westminster. Hold the useless jerks accountable
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: No one can win, we need power. Greens complain about fossil fuels and fracking a nimbys complain about windfarms and solar farms. Look out of the window nect time you fly over the uk, there is so much un-used land. The government need to creat new towns instead of making the present ones bigger. SPREAD THE LOAD.[/p][/quote]i think you'll find most of that "unused" land is in fact farmland, as i've said many times before removing agricultural land when we have to import 40-50% of our food is folly[/p][/quote]I'll think you'll find that farmers are paid to leave fields fallow because there is a glut of cereals in Europe and I'll also think you'll find that less than 6% of land in the UK is developed. Mr James is right, we need new towns or at least develop green land which is not used. Problem boils down to greed again (the root cause of most problems) houses are not built to artificially boost their prices through supply/demand scenario. With reference to the lazy Brits who loaf around claiming benefits........Stop the benefits. Make them work through necessity. Oh! but would that not loose votes? Corrupt Westminster. Hold the useless jerks accountable forest hump

5:55pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Georgethepie says...

sarfhamton wrote:
Georgethepie wrote:
This is great news another warehouse we can fill with Eastern European labour they will be excited!!!!! Let's see if this brings the jobless numbers down in Southampton when it opens.
I very much doubt it will though. However I'm guessing it will bring more people to the area so let's hope the infrastructure is improved in order to deal with the added numbers!!!
Many lazy English wont want to work there so i guess hardworking immigrants will take up the strain, fair play to them
Yes because Eastern Europe has no lazy people!!!!
[quote][p][bold]sarfhamton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgethepie[/bold] wrote: This is great news another warehouse we can fill with Eastern European labour they will be excited!!!!! Let's see if this brings the jobless numbers down in Southampton when it opens. I very much doubt it will though. However I'm guessing it will bring more people to the area so let's hope the infrastructure is improved in order to deal with the added numbers!!![/p][/quote]Many lazy English wont want to work there so i guess hardworking immigrants will take up the strain, fair play to them[/p][/quote]Yes because Eastern Europe has no lazy people!!!! Georgethepie

9:16pm Tue 31 Dec 13

loosehead says...

there are lazy brits & lazy Poles plus there are lazy people in all races but to hear employers this isn't so it's only the Brits who are lazy.
The truth is EU immigrants from the east are willing at first to do any job & take any orders from the boss but once here many look for better jobs so as long as no more come in Bosses have to start training people & maybe paying above the minimum wage.
the other problem is bosses reluctance to spend money on training when they can hire some one who's already trained but not British born who's at fault the bosses? the Eastern Europeans? Brits who'd rather get welfare payments than work for the same money? I'd say it's a bit of all of these things!
Lidl has said it's looking to hire local people so it will be interesting to see how many locals apply & how many are taken on!
there are lazy brits & lazy Poles plus there are lazy people in all races but to hear employers this isn't so it's only the Brits who are lazy. The truth is EU immigrants from the east are willing at first to do any job & take any orders from the boss but once here many look for better jobs so as long as no more come in Bosses have to start training people & maybe paying above the minimum wage. the other problem is bosses reluctance to spend money on training when they can hire some one who's already trained but not British born who's at fault the bosses? the Eastern Europeans? Brits who'd rather get welfare payments than work for the same money? I'd say it's a bit of all of these things! Lidl has said it's looking to hire local people so it will be interesting to see how many locals apply & how many are taken on! loosehead

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