Lidl launches online public consultation for new store proposal in Chelmsford

Lidl GB has announced plans to construct a new store on Cuton Hall Lane in Chelmsford, and will be holding a public consultation online for the local community to participate in.

During the outline of the plans for the new store, the public are invited to comment on the proposals via a dedicated website and through a leaflet which is being delivered to properties in the area.

To access the public consultation online, residents can go to:

Residents with questions about the proposals can also call Lidl’s consultation team directly by the Freephone number 0800 089 0361.

The multi-million-pound investment will see Lidl commit to building a sustainable store with a 1,410m² sales area on a 9195m² site, with plans to create around 40 new full time and part time jobs. The supermarket will boast state of the art facilities including; an instore bakery, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Andrew Hodgkinson, commented: “We are very excited about the prospect of opening a second Lidl store in Chelmsford, serving even more of our fresh, quality and great value produce to the community, which shoppers across the country have come to love.”

“Our plans are set to create around 40 new positions which would be fantastic for the local community, and we hope that as many people as possible are able to join us for this ‘virtual’ public consultation. We look forward to sharing and discussing our plans with everyone.”

The new supermarket forms part of the company’s £1.45bn investment in its expansion across Great Britain in 2019 and 2020.

Mick Ferris

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