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Lidl reveals plan for new Downham store

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A discount retailer has today announced plans to build a new supermarket, which it says will create dozens of new jobs, in Downham.

Lidl has launched an online consultation on its proposals to develop a site on Bexwell Road, as part of nationwide expansion plans worth almost £1.5 billion.

But anyone interested in having their say only has until next week to contact the chain, which already has stores in Lynn, Heacham and Fakenham.

Lidl is hoping to open a new store in Downham.
Lidl is hoping to open a new store in Downham.

Lidl says its plans would create a store with more than 1,400 square metres of floor space and nearly 140 parking spaces.

Andrew Hodgkinson, the company's regional head of property, said: “We are extremely excited about the prospect of opening a new Lidl in Downham Market and serving our fresh, quality and incredibly good value produce which shoppers across the country have come to love.”

“Our plans are set to create around 40 new positions which would be fantastic for the local community, and we hope that as many people as possible are able to join us for this 'virtual' public consultation.

"We look forward to sharing and discussing our plans with everyone.”

The consultation is open until next Wednesday, October 21, via https://tinyurl.com/Lidldownhammarket.

Residents with questions about the proposals can also call Lidl’s consultation team on 0161 817 6255, which the company says is free to call, or by emailing lidldownhammarket@rapleys.com.

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