Mason Moore & Vaughan Moore | 15 February 2022
HINCKLEY’S FORMER Lidl supermarket, located on Hawley Road, has been secured once again.
It comes two days after Borough Council Leader, Stuart Bray, reached out to the landowner ‘as a matter of urgency’ to secure the site on Sunday, 13 February.
The newly-installed fences were quietly placed up today (Tuesday, 15 February).
Documents obtained by the Free Press reveal that the former supermarket site still remains under the ownership of Lidl Great Britain, despite their re-location over to Coventry Road, and under the care of Birmingham-based law firm, Clarke Willmott.
This means that either – or both – of the landowners played a part in securing the site.
The temporary fences have been installed to protect the land again, after previously installed wooden hoardings blew over in the wind, landing on top of two nearby cars.
As a result, debris from the broken wooden hoardings were scattered all across the former car park, and made for potential temporary access on to the land.
Council Leader, Coun. Stuart Bray, did further state that the boards would have soon been removed anyway, as Leicestershire County Council (LCC) will soon carry out work for junction alterations, which will use part of the former supermarket car park.
This will be used to help introduce a new left-turn lane.
As we previously reported earlier this week, there are plans in place to convert the once ever-busy discount supermarket site into a row of three new vacant units.
At this moment in time, two of the three takers have been revealed – these are The Gym Group, who want to create a 24-hour gym in one, and local business, Pochins, who are currently based in a smaller space on Hawley Road directly opposite the site.