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LATEST NEWS – 10.02.2021

A full planning application for the proposed new Lidl store has been submitted to Havant Borough Council, who will make a decision on whether to approve the store proposals.

You can view the planning application in full on the Council’s website here:

Enter the reference number: APP/20/01221

From here you will be able to make comments on the planning application. If you would like to see the project go ahead, it is important that you make your views known. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to register your support in the following ways:

How to support us

Online – You can comment online by visiting and entering the reference number APP/20/01221

Post – You can write to Planning Development, Havant Borough Council, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2AX, please quote reference number APP/20/01221

What’s proposed?

  • Lidl is proposing a new foodstore for Havant, with a 1,256 sq m net sales area.
  • The foodstore will create up to 40 new local jobs.
  • 132 customer parking spaces, along with cycle and motorcycle parking.
  • Two electric vehicle charging points.
  • Latest specification in-store facilities, including Lidl’s popular bakery, longer style tills with dual packing and customer toilets.

This new store will be in addition to other local Lidl stores in the Havant and Portsmouth area, which will not be affected by this proposal.

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Lidl has been interested in opening a store in this area for some time. A new store off Purbrook Way will bring enhanced choice and competition for shoppers in North West Havant, Purbrook and Widley. This will be in addition to other local Lidl stores that serve customers in the wider Havant/Portsmouth areas, which will not be affected by this proposal.

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If approved, Lidl will begin construction immediately to build its latest, modern-spec supermarket in Havant. The proposals include:

  • A new 1,256 sq m (circa 13,500 sq ft) net sales Lidl supermarket in an easily accessible location.
  • Up to 40 new full and part time job opportunities for local people.
  • 132 car parking spaces including 7 disabled and 9 parent & child spaces. There will also be secure cycle parking and 5 motorcycle spaces.
  • Two electric vehicle charging points.
  • Solar panels on the roof to help meet the store’s energy needs.
  • Access to the site will be from a new priority junction along B&Q’s access road.
  • Connection to the local footpath network and is close to bus stops on Purbrook Way.

Lidl intends to retain as many trees as possible on this site, in addition to providing new tree planting and landscaping.

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Traffic impact

Lidl’s planning application will include a detailed Transport Assessment, which will be reviewed by Hampshire County Council’s Highways Team. The Transport Assessment will take into consideration issues such as Lidl’s expected busiest periods, along with the likely levels of traffic associated with the neighbouring B&Q and the nearby superstore and restaurants.

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The site is well-located and will be connected to the wider local footpath network.

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Secure cycle parking for staff and customers is proposed at the front of the store, in a well-monitored location. The site is well-connected to the local cycle network, which will enable cycling as a substitute for short car trips.

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Bus services

The site is well-located for the bus network, close to local bus stops on Purbrook Way and Hulbert Road.

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About Lidl


Everyone knows we’re Lidl on price. So, it’s time to tell you what we’re Big on.

We’re Big on Quality. Big on the big shop. Big on all the things that matter. Big on the things that make cupboards and bellies and life feel fuller. Big on detergent that gets your socks white and cheese that knocks them off. Big on carrots that crunch and chillies with bite. Big on cuisine from far and wide, and meat from local farmers. Big on brands and biscuits and baby stuff and bicycle pumps and butter. We’re Big on everything.

Except of course, on price, because that’s where we’ll always be Lidl.

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Lidl first opened its doors in Great Britain in 1994 and currently has over 24,500 employees, 800 stores and 13 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales. Lidl takes pride in providing top quality products at the lowest 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 products at the lowest 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 GB 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.

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  • The new store is expected to create up to 40 new full and part-time jobs for local people. This is in addition to the temporary jobs created during construction of the store.
  • Lidl GB 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.
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The new Havant store 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.

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The proposed store will meet Lidl’s high sustainability standards which are intended to minimise environmental impact over the lifetime of the store.

  • Lidl’s delivery vehicles are used to remove waste from the store on their return journey to the nearest Regional Distribution Centre, where the waste/recyclable material is sorted and managed centrally. This also helps to reduce vehicle trips and CO2 emissions.
  • Lidl leads the sector in terms of recycling and waste to landfill reduction by recycling all paper/cardboard and plastic waste produced by its stores.
  • Store heating and lighting are controlled by a computerised Building Management System (BMS). This minimises energy consumption by adapting to external temperatures and lighting levels.
  • The chilled food cabinets incorporate night blinds which trap the chilled air and reduce overnight energy consumption.
  • Lidl’s refrigeration plant has low carbon emissions ratings and operates without the need for chlorofluorocarbons.
  • Lidl stores use a manual dock leveller for deliveries, which reduces noise emissions and energy use.
  • All lighting in the warehouse and staff welfare areas is controlled with motion sensors ensuring that electricity consumption is minimised.
  • When the building is occupied by staff only (with no customers) the lighting system is powered down to only use one out of every three fluorescent tubes.
  • Water consumption is carefully monitored and flow control devices and water meters are fitted in all stores.
  • The car park lighting is switched off overnight and is controlled by a Lux sensor during trading hours.
  • The Havant store will have two electric vehicle charging points.
  • The Lidl store will feature solar panels on its roof to help with the store’s energy needs.


  • Over 8,722 tonnes of cardboard and paper recycled;

  • Over 410 tonnes of plastic recycled;

  • Over 199 tonnes of metal recycled;

  • Over 20 tonnes of electrical items recycled or returned to suppliers;

  • Over 2.4 tonnes of textiles recycled;

  • In addition, wood, ceramics, and glass were also recycled;

  • Company recycling target for 2020/21 is 93%.

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Why support us?

Online – You can comment online by visiting and entering the reference number APP/20/01221

Post – You can write to Planning Development, Havant Borough Council, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2AX, please quote reference number APP/20/01221


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

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Retail / Employment:

  • New retail jobs for local residents.
  • The store will help to meet local shopping needs and reduce the need to travel elsewhere.
  • The proposal will provide new and improved shopping facilities for the town at competitive prices and offer exceptional quality and choice to the benefit of local shoppers.
  • Lidl stocks a variety of unique product lines which are not available from other supermarkets.
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  • Modern building design using high quality materials will add a contemporary dimension to the existing street scene and will enhance the character and appearance of the area.
  • New tree planting and landscaping will be provided around the site.
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  • Sustainable construction techniques will be employed as well as the use of sustainable materials where possible.
  • Lidl operates 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 Lidl store includes sustainable measures including solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.
  • The site is in a location which is accessible on foot, cycle and public transport.

If you are keen to see a new neighbourhood foodstore in Havant, please indicate your support for the application by emailing

Once the planning application has been submitted to Havant Borough Council, Lidl will update this page with further ways to show your support.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact us on:

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Privacy Policy:
The data you provide is being collected by Lidl GB (who can be contacted on 0238 074 2581 or The lawful basis for processing this data is Legitimate Interests for the purposes of this consultation, to gather your opinion on the proposals and to enable us to contact you regarding the project in the future. We may share your name and your comments with the local planning authority as part of the planning process and to verify that comments we receive are genuine. We will request that the council does not publish any personal data. If you would NOT like us to contact you or use your data in this way, you can opt out by ticking the relevant box or boxes on the online survey, by stating this in any email or other correspondence, or by contacting us at any time. Other than what is stated above, we will not publish or share your personal data with any third parties. Your personal data will be stored securely for the lifetime of the project, which will be until development is complete or a decision has been made not to progress the project. You have the right to access, amend, object and remove the data we hold at any time, apart from the data specified once it has been shared with the council.