Lidl Dagenham

STATUS: Consultation

ADDRESS: Land off Whalebone Lane South, Dagenham

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 proposed planning application will seek full planning permission for the for the demolition of the existing Petrol Filling Station and erection of a new Lidl foodstore with associated car parking, servicing and landscaping to the east of the site along with associated works and new access to serve the foodstore.

The application site comprises the land off Whalebone Lane South, Dagenham, London, RM8 1AJ. The site is located to the north Dagenham Town Centre and to the south of Chadwell Heath. The site is broadly rectangular in shape and currently comprises the existing Texaco PFS with a forecourt and canopy, sales buildings, car wash and hardstanding and measures 0.44 hectare.

The new food store will extend to 1,751 sq m gross internal area (GIA) with net sales of 1,104 sq m. The new food store will be supported by 58 car parking spaces, including 5 dedicated disabled spaces and 4 parent and child spaces. Secure covered cycle storage will also be provided for 32 bikes. Existing vehicular access from Whalebone Lane South (A1112) will be retained and will accommodate all traffic to and from the proposed foodstore.

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 dedicated in-store bakery;
  • Improved shopping choice and provision of a new mainstream discount operator for Dagenham and the surrounding area;
  • A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area;
  • Employment opportunities for local residents; and
  • Living Wage Foundation rate for all eligible employees and no zero hours contracts.

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

  • 7am to 11pm Monday to Saturday (including Bank Holidays); and
  • 10am to 6pm 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

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 Dagenham
Rapleys LLP
55 Spring Gardens
M2 2BY

We would welcome your comments on our proposal by the end of June 2019 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 the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham during July 2019.


Proposed site layout – click here
Leaflet  click here