Reasons to Support Us

A better tomorrow

Reasons to Support Us

  • The proposed Lidl will provide a qualitative and quantitative improvement in food shopping in the west of Herne Bay where there is currently a lack of foodstores;
  • The proposed Lidl will create 40 new jobs. Lidl have a strong commitment to their employees and were the first supermarket operator to adopt the Living Wage (in October 2015);
  • The new store will improve choice and promote competition with up to 30% cost savings;
  • Lidl stock a variety of unique product lines which are not available from other mainstream retailers; and
  • Lidl is the highest performing supermarket in the UK with 80% of its British fresh produce bearing the Red Tractor logo¹, so you can be assured that you are buying British.


  • The proposed development will provide a high-quality, sustainable building;
  • The modern building will provide a light, spacious sales area, with substantial glazing to the western elevation, and will be constructed using high quality materials; and
  • Additional landscaping will be provided that will improve the appearance of the site and encourage bio-diversity.


  • Sustainable construction techniques will be employed as well as the use of sustainable materials;
  • Lidl operate a highly energy efficient business with a strong commitment to recycling and the use of energy efficient equipment and techniques within the store to reduce carbon emissions; and
  • The store will serve a residential catchment, and will be easily accessible by a choice of modes of transport, including on foot and bicycle as a result of the improved path.
¹According to independent Red Tractor survey of samples taken in Food Labelling Audit May 2011