THE people are Torrington are being asked their views on controversial proposals by Torridge District Council to sell the New Street car park to European supermarket chain Lidl The council agreed in January to consult widely on an approach by Lidl to buy

THE people are Torrington are being asked their views on controversial proposals by Torridge District Council to sell the New Street car park to European supermarket chain LidlThe council agreed in January to consult widely on an approach by Lidl to buy the site for redevelopment, with the adjacent Torrington Motors.It has said that any disposal would be subject to planning approval and the council wishes to hear the views of Torrington residents and other potential users of the site before it makes a final decision on the sale.New Street car park is one of several owned and managed by the council in Torrington and the council says a review revealed it to be under-used. Lidl proposes a 9,300 sq ft supermarket on the lower part of the site, with 85 car parking spaces. Following a public exhibition, Lidl revised orginal plans, including provision of a separate area of pay and display parking. Other changes have been made following comments from neighbouring properties. Details can be viewed at Great Torrington Town Council's offices. The council will be consulting with its Citizens Panel, all parishes in the district and it has set up a questionnaire - available on the council's website, at district council offices and through the town council.