Reasons to Support Us
The following points are considered to be ‘planning issues’.
Retail / Employment:
- Up to 30 new retail jobs will be created for local residents;
- The proposal serves to meet a clearly defined need for a discount foodstore in Portland and South Weymouth;
- 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;
- The proposal will 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.
- A modern building using high quality materials will add a contemporary dimension to the existing streetscape and 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.