Dear South Ribble Borough Council,

with ref to the Aldi supermarket on Towngate, Leyland. Please can you tell me what allowance was given for parking on their site when the initial planning permission was granted. They have now imposed a limit of 90 minutes after which a charge of £70 is applied.

Do they have planning permission for the Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras they have installed?

Does the rateable value of the property now reflect the fact that they are generating income from the car park?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Slattery

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Mr Slattery, I have previously made a request to South Ribble Borough Council, and they advised me that 'there are no conditions on the planning applications attached to this site that require Aldi to provide parking for anyone other than those who are shopping at the store'. I note that that wasn't something you specifically requested, but it may be useful for you to know, because such restrictions have been placed on the company in other towns. Many thanks.

Hockenhull, Helen, South Ribble Borough Council

Mr Slattery,

 

Please find below a response to your recent FOI request:

 

1) With ref to the Aldi supermarket on Towngate, Leyland. Please can you
tell me what allowance was given for parking on their site when the
initial planning permission was granted. They have now imposed a limit of
90 minutes after which a charge of £70 is applied.

 

The store was granted planning permission  with on-site parking provision
to meet the requirements of the car parking standards in place at the
time. The Council is aware that Aldi have imposed a time limit for car
parking and a fine. This forms a management issue for Aldi and is not in
breach of any planning controls.

 

2) Do they have planning permission for the Automatic Number Plate
Recognition cameras they have installed?

 

Following a site inspection it has been noted that there are 2 cameras
erected on one column in the store car park. They do not have planning
permission. Thank you for bringing this matter to the Councils attention.
The Enforcement Officer is investigating this further and has contacted
the store manager.

 

3) Does the rateable value of the property now reflect the fact that they
are generating income from the car park?

 

Car parking spaces are reflected in the overall Rateable value of a
property and not on income generated.

 

I hope the above is of assistance to you.

 

Regards

Helen Hockenhull

 

 

 

Helen Hockenhull

Planning Manager

South Ribble Borough Council

Tel 01772 625206

Email [email address]

 

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South Ribble Borough Council

Civic Centre - West Paddock - Leyland - Lancashire - PR25 1DH

Tel: 01772 421491 - Fax: 01772 622287

Check out our website at www.southribble.gov.uk

 

 

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