Lidl would like to build a new modern neighbourhood foodstore at Sandford, Wareham.
A new Lidl store on this site would provide competition and significantly improve shopping options and choice for local people.
The Planning application is now live and all details about the application can be viewed online at Dorset Council, the planning application reference number is P/FUL/2022/06012 if you would like to leave a comment.
Since establishing itself in Great Britain in 1994, Lidl has experienced continuous growth and today has more than 27,500 employees, over 920 stores and 13 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales.
Social responsibility and sustainability are at the core of the company’s daily operations, with the company placing a strong emphasis on its responsibility for people, society and the environment. Lidl is passionate about working with British producers and sources two thirds of its products from British suppliers.
Lidl first opened its doors in Great Britain in 1994 and currently has over 26,000 employees, 900 stores and 13 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales. Lidl takes pride in providing top quality products at low prices.
The Lidl retail philosophy is focused on simplicity and maximum efficiency at every stage of the business, from supplier to customer, enabling the company to sell high quality own brand and well-known products at low prices.
Lidl is committed to sourcing high quality fresh meat, poultry, fruit and veg from British farms. We work closely with Red Tractor to ensure that our British meat, poultry, fruit and veg is responsibly sourced to strict food hygiene, animal welfare and environmental standards, with every pack traceable to the farm of origin. This guarantees our customers a fresh, locally sourced, high quality range of meat and poultry at excellent value.
Lidl sells over 50 different Fairtrade certified products, from bananas originating from Colombia, tea picked in Kenya and cocoa for our chocolate, grown in Cote d’Ivoire. In addition to the products we sell all year round, we proudly support specific Fairtrade campaigns such as Fairtrade Fortnight. This is an opportunity to give a voice to farmers and growers throughout the world.
Lidl has long been committed to increasing wages in line with the cost of living, with a combined investment of over £50 million into hourly wages over the past five years. From March 2022, the retailer made its biggest ever investment into colleague wages, making it one of the highest paying supermarkets in the UK. The commitment of £18 million has seen entry-level pay rise from £9.50 to £10.10 per hour outside of London and £10.85 to £11.35 within the M25, with colleagues earning up to £11.40 and £12.25 respectively, depending on length of service. Lidl also do not offer zero hour contracts.
The new store at Sandford, Wareham would feature our famous ‘Middle of Lidl’ products. Our ever-changing middle aisle offers customers the opportunity to purchase non-food household items at bargain prices. Click here to see this week’s offers.
The proposed store will meet Lidl’s high sustainability standards which are intended to minimise environmental impact over the lifetime of the store.
LIDL HAS COMMITTED TO BEING:
Good for Producers – including championing the British food and farming sector, focusing on our supplier relationships, human rights and ethical trade, and animal welfare
Good for People – including healthy eating, supporting charities such as the NSPCC and by becoming the employer of choice in our sector
Good for our Planet – by promoting a low carbon economy, minimising food waste, ensuring our supply chains are deforestation free and by reducing, recycling and re-using plastics and packaging
For more details on Lidl’s sustainability commitments, click here.
Lidl UK is preparing a detailed planning application which will seek full approval for a new Lidl store in Sandford, Wareham.
The planning application will be submitted to Dorset Council in due course, who will make a decision on whether to approval the proposals.
We encourage everyone to complete a feedback form to have their say. If you would like to know how to submit a letter of support for the planning application once it has been submitted, please contact Southampton.firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can have your say over the plans for a new Lidl store at Sandford, Wareham by emailing the Lidl team at:
Below is the feedback form which has been sent to residents alongside the consultation flyer. If you could please email the Lidl team responding to the format of the feedback form we would be grateful.