Work starts on site for Verwood’s new Lidl store
Boards have been placed around the future site for Verwood’s own Lidl store following the granting of planning permission last year.
The hoarding will be used to protect the public from works whilst the site is prepared and building work commences in the future.
There’s no date on when the store will open, but the company tells VerwoodToday it is looking forward to opening in the town.
A spokesperson said: “We are delighted to confirm plans to open a new store in Verwood, and serve our fresh, quality, great value produce to residents.
“We are firmly committed to helping boost the local economy by creating up to 40 new jobs and working with local suppliers in the construction of the new store.
“We are very much looking forward to updating the community further on our plans in due course.”
The new store will be on Ringwood Road opposite the petrol station, in place of a current caravan store and two residential properties (76 and 78) – a total area of 1.6 acres.
The green light was given unanimously by members at the planning meeting on Wednesday 30th September with an additional condition about a potential barrier at the car park for use out of hours.
A car park will provide 79 free bays of which 6 will be disabled spaces and 6 will be parent and child spaces at the front of the property. Twelve customer cycle parking will be provided to encourage shoppers to visit the store by bicycle.