Lidl submits plans for store ... again

Artwork of how the Lidl store would look.
Artwork of how the Lidl store would look.

Discount supermarket chain Lidl has submitted plans to Boston Borough Council for a multi-million pound outlet on the outskirts of Boston.

The business has applied to build a store on land to the north of B&Q, in Westbridge Road, Wyberton Fen, along with a 166-space car park.

It has previously described the development as a ‘multi-million pound investment’ in the area. The store, it states in its application, would also employ up to 40 full-time people.

Almost exactly two years ago, Lidl received planning permission for a supermarket in town, on the former Boston Bedworld, in Tawney Street.

However, 18 months later, it revealed it had taken the decision to sell the site in Tawney Street and purchase land out of town, in Westbridge Road.

Explaining the change of plan, regional head of property Colin Rimmer said at the time it followed the unveiling of a new ‘Lidl of the Future’ format. This, he said, ‘detailed a bigger and better store concept than the one originally planned for Boston’ and the company was keen to bring ‘the best store possible to Boston’.