Thorniewood Community Council

Lidl Bellshill Consultation

artist's impression of proposed Lidl Bellshill site

Lidl propose to open a new 1,257 sq m sales area foodstore at the junction of Mossbell Road and Belgrave Street, Bellshill. The proposed Lidl store will benefit from free car parking with further benefits including:

artist's impression of proposed Lidl Bellshill site
  • Creation of up to 40 additional new jobs, at a minimum of £9.00 an hour (increasing to £9.30 in March) and with no staff operating on zero-hour contracts;
  • A new store which aims to reduce its carbon footprint and continually improve its methods of recycling materials;
  • Internally the store will be bright and airy providing a clean and fresh shopping experience for customers; and
  • Lidl stores are also designed to have wide accessible aisles to allow free movement for all customers throughout the store.

As part of our ongoing commitment to public consultation, we are delighted to be able to provide members of the local community with an overview of our exciting redevelopment proposals.

The Proposal

The proposed Lidl store will be located at the junction of Mossbell Road and Belgrave Street and access to the site will be taken from a proposed access off Mossbell Road.

It is proposed that the store will be open between the hours of:

  • 8am to 10pm Monday to Sunday (including Bank Holidays)

Normally there will be a maximum of two HGV deliveries to the store per day. All store waste will be collected at the same time as the deliveries therefore minimising HGV movements within the site.

The proposed Lidl store will bring additional benefits:

  • Provision of full and part-time employment opportunities;
  • State of the art in-store bakery area offering freshly baked products throughout the day;
  • Internally the store will be bright and airy;
  • Lidl stores are also designed to have wide and accessible aisles to allow free movement for all customers throughout the store;
  • One or two deliveries per day will take place at the rear of the building away from customer activity;
  • Cycle parking spaces will be provided onsite in a well monitored location for use by staff and customers;
  • A limited range of product lines will be supplied, which encourages customers to shop with other retailers in the established local centre.

Other benefits include:

  • The subject site is highly accessible due to its location and its proximity to good transport links;
  • The proposal will improve choice for shoppers and encourage competition between retailers;
  • This opportunity allows us to provide a discount foodstore which is easily accessible.

Traffic Impact

The traffic generation of a Lidl foodstore is minimal compared to a mainstream food retailer. It is important to recognise that discount foodstores stock a mere 2,000 products in contrast to a major supermarket which could stock more than 30,000 products. Accordingly, the traffic generation of a discount foodstore is extremely low in comparison.

Charity and Local Initiatives

Lidl has a commitment to working with communities in which stores are located as part of sustainable development and corporate responsibility. Lidl is very conscious of their responsibilities as a retailer and continually apply themselves to improving in all areas of our business: environment, climate protection, employment, community action and our product range. As part of Lidl’s motto “On the Way to a Better Tomorrow”, it is ensured that customers and interested parties are always fully informed of Lidl’s responsibilities.

This responsibility will continue with a new store in Bellshill and support will be shown to the local community. Please see the following website for more information on some of our initiatives:

Opportunity to Comment

We hope you can attend our public consultation exhibition to find out more about the proposed development and meet the Lidl team. However, if you are unable to make it on the day, up-to-date information can be found on this website.

We are holding the consultation on the 26 February at the Sir Matt Busby Sports Complex between 2pm and 6pm. The address is:

Sir Matt Busby Sports Complex
50 Main Street

We would welcome your comments on the proposal by Friday 06 March 2020, as all feedback received will be taken into consideration.

Please provide your feedback by completing the downloadable form and returning it to the postal address or email address below.

You can download the form from here

You can write to us at the following email address:

Alternatively, if you would prefer to submit your comments by post, please use the following address:

Lidl Bellshill
Rapleys LLP
80 George Street

We will consider all feedback returned to us and, where possible, use it to make changes to the proposed plans

We hope to submit a planning application to the Council soon.

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