Reasons to Support Us

Reasons to Support Us

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

Retail / Employment:

  • Additional jobs created for local residents;
  • The store will not adversely impact the vitality or viability of Bristol city centre, and will likely strengthen Bristol’s overall economic performance;
  • The application site passes the sequential test as set out in National Planning Policy; there are no other suitable sites in the catchment which would accommodate the new Lidl store;
  • The proposal will provide new and improved shopping facilities at competitive prices and offer exceptional quality to the benefit of local consumers;
  • Lidl stocks a variety of unique product lines which are not available from other mainstream retailers;
  • Provide a high quality contemporary building and significantly improve the visual impact of the existing site;
  • Use sustainable materials, construction techniques, building management systems and operation processes to promote energy efficient and environmentally friendly operations.

Design:

  • A modern building design using high quality materials will add a contemporary dimension to the existing street scene and will enhance the character and appearance of the area;
  • New landscaping will be provided surrounding the site to improve the general visual amenity of the site.

Sustainability:

  • The development of the currently vacant site will result in the sustainable re-use of a brownfield site and within walking distance of existing residential development at the east of the 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 an accessible location.