Reasons to Support Us

Reasons to Support Us

The following points are considered to be ‘planning issues’…

Retail/Employment:

  • Up to 40 new retail jobs will be created for local residents at a difficult time for the national economy.
  • A lack of discount food retailers within Foots Cray means that the proposal would improve choice and promote competition with up to 30% cost savings.
  • The proposed mixed use development would re-vitalise a brownfield site.
  • The new Lidl store is will attract more investment into Foots Cray.

Design:

  • Contemporary foodstore building with a mixture of materials that are in-keeping with the local area.
  • The proposed design responds to the site’s context and surrounding built environment.

Sustainability:

  • Sustainable construction techniques will be employed as well as the use of sustainable materials.
  • 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 site is located in the centre of Foots Cray. Customer cycle bays are positioned close to the store entrance to provide sustainable trips. In addition a bus stop is located close to the site.