Reasons to Support Lidl

Reasons to Support Lidl

The following points are considered to be ‘planning issues’

Retail / Employment:

  • 40 new retail jobs will be created for local residents;
  • Meet a clearly defined need for a discount foodstore in Richmond;
  • The proposal would improve choice and promote competition;
  • Lidl stocks a variety of unique product lines which are not available from other mainstream retailers;
  • 80% of Lidl’s British fresh produce bears the Red Tractor logo1, so you can be assured that you are buying British;
  • Provide a high quality contemporary building and significantly improve the visual impact of the existing derelict site;
  • Use sustainable materials, construction techniques, building management systems and operation processes to promote energy efficient and environmentally friendly operations.

Benefits to Twickenham:

The redevelopment of the site will provide many benefits to the local area by:

  • bringing a derelict brownfield site back into use;
  • attracting more investment into Twickenham;
  • increasing consumer choice for food retail;
  • creating up to 40 new retail jobs for local residents;
  • providing a much needed primary school facility to the area;
  • creating a unique and practical learning experience for local children;


  • A modern building using high quality materials will add a contemporary dimension to the existing streetscape;
  • Significantly improve the visual impact of the existing vacant site.


  • Sustainable construction techniques will be employed as well as the use of sustainable materials where possible;
  • Lidl operate a highly energy efficient business with a strong commitment to recycling and the use of energy efficient equipment and techniques within the store to reduce carbon emissions;
  • The subject site is in a highly accessible location.