Reasons to Support Us

Reasons to Support Us

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

Retail / Employment:

  • Creating up to 40 full-time and part-time jobs for local people;
  • Meet a clearly defined need for a discount foodstore in Mottingham;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.
1According to independent Red Tractor survey of samples taken in Food Labelling Audit May 2011