Council aims to secure Hinckley’s former Lidl site after hoardings collapse

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 13 February 2022

THE COUNCIL Leader for Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Coun. Stuart Bray, has revealed that he will be reaching out to the landowner of the former Lidl supermarket, located on Hawley Road, after hoardings fell down yesterday.

Debris scattered in the former Lidl car park of the collapsed hoardings (Image: Mason Moore)

It comes after the security hoardings fell down in the wind yesterday afternoon (12 February), where they landed on top of two nearby cars, at approximately 12.50pm.

The hoardings were removed from the vehicles by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS), but new ones were not put in their place surrounding the once ever-busy supermarket, meaning the site is currently temporarily accessible, as a result.

But, this has raised concerns over potential trespassing on to the site.

A Free Press reader raised their concerns that that now the former supermarket site is accessible, criminals may try their hand at trespassing, or even breaking and entering.

Coun. Stuart Bray, has reassured residents that the Council will take action in getting this fixed, by approaching the landowner, who is responsible for looking after the site.

He said: “Resolving this is the responsibility of the landowner.

“The Borough Council will ask that the landowner is contacted as matter of urgency.”

Bray further mentioned that the hoardings would have been taken down soon, as Leicestershire County Council’s work is to start soon on junction alterations.

As a part of the junction alteration plans, part of the former Lidl site will be used to introduce a left-turn lane.

The former supermarket will soon play host to some new occupants, including local bathroom showroom, Pochins, and The Gym Group, who have lodged planning permission for a 24-hour gym inside of one of the three new units in the building.

One of the three units does not yet have a taker lined up to take it on.

One thought on “Council aims to secure Hinckley’s former Lidl site after hoardings collapse

  1. Ever since The Hub opened, local residents have suffered terrible street parking congestion from its employees. Why on earth doesn’t HBBC take a chunk of this land for staff parking to help the residents out?

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