BASINGSTOKE Gateway could soon be home to a Lidl warehouse after developer Newlands revealed it will submit a fresh plan.

It comes after members of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s development control committee made a U-turn to reject the company’s previous proposal – understood to be for use by online retail giant Amazon – for the land near Junction 7 of the M3.

Councillors cited concerns surrounding negative environmental impact outweighing job opportunities.

The decision was supported by many, including ward councillor Diane Taylor and campaign group Clean Air Green Environment (CAGE).

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  • A new public consultation has opened on the introduction of parking charges to Eastrop, after more than 130 people objected to the original proposals
  • A man from Bramley has been ordered to pay more than £3,000 after illegally carrying waste as part of his business. Cllrs hope it will act as a deterrent!
  • A “great” mum who was loved by everybody died because of a chest infection following treatment for a fractured leg, an inquest heard, after her daughter questioned her hospital care
  • A LABOUR party candidate is angry and concerned about plans to regenerate an area of Basingstoke, which he says ignores the views of residents. The debate continues!
  • Basingstoke’s MP has denied any knowledge of a ‘bring your own booze’ garden party at Downing Street during the first lockdown. See what they had to say!
  • A fitness champion is set to open a female-only gym to create a “safe place” for women and young, read about her story as she chatted to us!
  • PLUS: All the latest from Basingstoke Magistrates' Court
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