Verwood Lidl plans to demolish bungalow to extend car park
Lidl has notified authorities that it plans to extend its car park at the new Verwood store by demolishing 1 Shard Close.
The bungalow, which is adjacent to the new store on Ringwood Road, is a single detached dwelling house with an associated attached garage.
It sits at the end of Shard Close, which has just four properties along its short length.
Documents shared by Dorset Council reveal demolition of this residential property is permitted development, but Lidl’s consultants are now seeking a determination of whether the Council’s prior approval is required for the means of demolition of the building.
The predicted duration of the project is three weeks, with work being carried out between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, and 8am till 1pm Saturdays.
The store, which only opened last month, was built on a former caravan store and two residential properties (76 and 78 Ringwood Road) covering a total area of 1.6 acres.
The car park currently provides 79 free bays of which 6 are disabled spaces and 6 are parent and child spaces at the front of the property. There are also spaces for bikes and two paid-for chargers for electric vehicles.