Lidl eyes up Bournemouth retail park – at the cost of three existing shops

22nd November 2022 | Jack Oliver

Lidl is planning to open a new store at a Bournemouth retail park, but this could see the existing occupiers demolished.

Westover Retail Park is currently home to Pizza Hut, Pets at Home and a Cotswold camping store.

Lidl’s proposed development plans would see these existing stores removed.

A spokeswoman for Lidl said this would only happen once the existing retail units’ leases expire.

In a planning statement, Lidl said: “The site is ideally located to serve the surrounding residential areas and is already in retail use, being an existing retail park.

“The proposals would replace the existing non-food retail units with a modern Lidl foodstore, built to our latest specifications.”

The supermarket retailer also said the 1,210 sq ft area would include a its bakery, longer style tills and customer toilets.

The space includes an 81-space car park with disabled and parent and child spaces, along with EV charging ports.


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