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STATUS: Consultation

ADDRESS: Northwick Road, Canvey Island SS8 0PU

Lidl are committed to public consultation and we are therefore delighted to be able to provide members of the local community with an overview of the proposed development. This website enables you to view the public consultation leaflet, which was recently sent to local addresses, as well as download the most recent plans for the site.

The Proposal

The site, which forms part of Charfleets Industrial Estate, is located to the south of Northwick Road and to the west of Canvey Road Roundabout. The 0.8 hectare site is currently occupied by a mix of industrial buildings and warehouses, including open air storage to the east of the site.

The surrounding area is of mixed use, characterised by residential to the north west, large industrial units to the south west and a commercial area with a Morrisons superstore and a McDonalds located to the east. There are areas of green open space located to the north and south of the site.

Lidl propose to develop a new store on the site, which will feature an attractive, single storey glazed frontage to Northwick Road. The new store will extend to 2,085 sq. metres gross internal area (GIA), with a net retail sales area of 1,325 sq. metres. The new store will feature a dedicated in-store bakery close to the main entrance. The delivery bay will be located to the west of the store

The new Lidl store will provide the following benefits to the local area:

  • A brand new store that will provide a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers
  • A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area
  • A dedicated in-store bakery
  • Employment opportunities for local residents
  • Living Wage Foundation rate for all eligible employees and no zero hours contacts

The existing access will be retained from Northwick Road along the site’s eastern boundary. The car park will have 102 spaces which includes 7 disabled spaces and 8 parent and child spaces which are positioned close to the store entrance.

Pedestrian access will be provided from Northwick Road to the north of the site. Bicycle parking will be provided under the entrance canopy on the western elevation, close to the store entrance and pedestrian access route.

It is proposed that the store will be open between the hours of:

  • 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday (including Bank Holidays); and
  • 10am to 4pm Sunday

Normally there will be a maximum of two HGV deliveries to the store per day. All store waste will be collected at the same time as the deliveries, therefore minimising HGV movements within the site.

For more information, please view the full brochure via the adjacent ‘download PDF’ button.

Opportunity to Comment

We have recently posted 8,768 leaflets to local residents and businesses surrounding the site to inform the local community of the proposal. The leaflet included a pre-paid response card inviting comments.

Local residents have also been invited to attend a public exhibition on Monday 16th July at the Paddocks (Hall), Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0JA from 1pm to 6pm.

If you would like to provide any comments by email, please write to

Alternatively, if you would prefer to submit your comments in writing, please use the following address:

Lidl Canvey Island
Rapleys LLP
55 Spring Gardens
M2 2BY

We would welcome your comments on our proposal by 23rd July 2018 as all feedback received will be taken into consideration when finalising the design proposal.

We hope to submit a planning application for the site to Castle Point Borough Council  towards the end of July/early August 2018.


Feedback form – download here

Site plan – download here

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