The Benefits

The proposed development would result in the following benefits:

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Creation of up to 40 additional full time and part time permanent jobs in the store with a range of roles available, plus further jobs during the construction period

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Increasing the existing range of foodstore provision available to local residents in an accessible location

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Enhancing the visual appearance of the area by bringing the site into active use

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Providing free short stay customer parking, including accessible, parent & child, and cycle spaces. Two Electric Vehicle charging points will also be installed

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A high quality, traditional store design based upon Lidl’s latest format

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Retention of trees and planting of 30 new trees

Lidl’s entry-level wages are aligned with those advocated by the Living Wage Foundation, which is above the level recommended by the Government, with hourly pay starting at £9.50 per hour. Lidl does not operate zero hour contracts. Lidl is proud of its training programmes which enable staff to progress their careers within the company.