A new larger Lidl in Gainsborough gets planning approval

The new Lidl will be similar to this store in Rushden
The new Lidl will be similar to this store in Rushden

The plans for a new larger Lidl supermarket in Gainsborough have been approved by planning officers at West Lindsey District Council.

The multi-million pound investment will see Lidl replace the existing store on Ropery Road with a larger, more sustainable store in Beaumont Street.

The supermarket will boast state of the art facilities including glass-fronted design, wide aisles, long tills, restroom and baby changing facilities, 130 parking spaces and a 179sqm welfare area for employees.

Lidl UK’s Regional Head of Property, Graham Burr, said: “We could not be more delighted to have received planning permission, and look forward to getting started on construction.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their continued support, and very much look forward to opening our doors and offering our fresh, quality, great value products in the not too distant future.”

Lidl has operated in Ropery Road for more than 20 years but it is no longer fit for purpose.

Along with its cutting edge design, the new store will also go a step further to streamline processes and maximise efficiency and reduce its environmental impact.

The building reduces the CO2emission rate by over 20 per cent when compared with a building of the same type, size and use; that’s circa 40 tons of CO2a year, which is equivalent to flying a jumbo jet more than 700 miles.

The fully glass fronted façade maximises natural daylight entering the building, whilst sensor controlled exterior sun blinds automatically operate to mitigate the effects of unwanted heat from solar gain.