Lidl granted planning consent for new Dover store
Monday, 13 February 2017
Dover District Council has granted planning consent for a new Lidl store with 159 parking spaces on a 1.21ha site in Whitfield. The store will create 40 new jobs when it opens in late 2017.
Lidl has over 650 stores nationwide and is one of Europe’s leading discount retailers. The planned Dover store will feature Lidl’s new store format with wider aisles, customer toilets and baby changing facilities, and self-service tills. The store will stock a range of 2,000 products, including a bakery.
Representing a seven figure investment Lidl joins a growing list of new retailers attracted to Dover. The 42,200 sq. ft. Honeywood Retail Park opened in 2015 with B&M, Pets at Home, Bensons for Beds, and KFC, and construction is underway at the Dover St James development which provides 157,000 sq. ft. of new retail and leisure space in Dover town centre.
Cllr Paul Watkins, Leader of Dover District Council, said: "I am delighted that Lidl are coming to the Dover district. They have clearly seen the potential of a growing district and I am sure many local residents will welcome the increased choice that a new Lidl store brings to the area."
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Aylesham man who admitted dangerous driving is jailed for 14 months
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Plans submitted for new £26m leisure centre
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