Planned lidl distribution centre in Roggwil BE
Several municipalities of the Canton of Aargau and Luzern fight together against a proposed Lidl distribution centre in Roggwil BE. They fear massive truck traffic.
- Several municipalities from the cantons of Lucerne and Aargau objection raised against a proposed Lidl distribution centre in Roggwil BE.
- The municipalities fear the massive truck traffic.
- Lidl speaks of 710 trucks that are expected on working days in the distribution center.
Six Aargau and Lucerne municipalities fight back with a common objection against the proposed Lidl distribution centre in Roggwil BE. They fear, above all, more truck traffic on their roads up to the motorway connections. The municipalities complain that the prescribed by law, the parent of the basis for planning in the Canton of Bern indicative plan should be omitted, informed the regional Association of Zofingen Regio on Wednesday.
Worried about traffic safety
“It seems as if the Canton of Berne and the municipality of Roggwil significant constraints, the Lidl distribution centre necessarily to be settled”, is Hans-Ruedi Hottiger, President of the Association of the Zofingen region and mayor of Zofingen quoted in the media release. By the Omission of the indicative plan of procedure, a vote with intercantonal interests have not or only insufficiently can be done. For example, no assessment of the Federal office for roads (ASTRA), A deck and exit to the highway in Reiden, around a quarter of the heavy traffic from Roggwil settled should be.
The six municipalities are concerned about road safety. You do not criticise Lidl – set, in contrast to other retailers on the web. Four tracks, including the tracks of the new line Olten-Bern – pass directly at the site of the planned distribution center.
710 trucks a day
The truck traffic for the distribution center is expected to be completed in the West from Niederbipp, in the North from Rothrist and in the South from Reiden on the A1 and A2 motorways, as the traffic concept of Lidl is clear.
According to estimates from Lidl is generated in the distribution center, an average of 560 truck and 434 cars of the day. On the weekends, not working to all of the layers in the distribution center, which rise to less traffic on these days will lead. At the factory, 710 load-carriage days – and 520 passenger car trips expected, as the report shows.
250 new jobs
The retailer Lidl plans to build on the industrial site in Roggwil, be a distribution centre for the Mediterranean country and operate. According to Lidl, 250 jobs are to be created. The centre would be 640 meters long, 100 meters wide and 20 meters high. Currently, a centre in the Western and Eastern Switzerland are the. Lidl operates more than 130 retail outlets.
The Bernese cantonal government, described last October, the project for the integrated goods distribution center as a “priority”. This means that “the procedures are streamlined and can be carried out in official and specialist agencies to handle the projects outside the series, a streamlined procedure program can be made and no extensions of time are possible,” as it is called in a Letter from the office for municipalities and spatial planning.
Specifically, the Aargau municipalities of Brittnau, Murgenthal, and Rothrist, as well as the Lucerne municipalities Pfaffnau, Reiden and Roggliswil for the distribution center, necessary zone planning “brunnmatt” (gugelmann areal) in Roggwil BE to fight back.