A new Lidl store and homes for Bestwood

Lidl, in partnership with local housing developer MyPad, would like to create a new Lidl store and a mix of 62 houses and apartments on the former Chronos Richardson factory site off Arnold Road and Belconnen Road in Bestwood.

In the coming weeks, two separate planning applications – one for the Lidl store and one for the houses and apartments - will be submitted to Nottingham City Council. However, before that happens, we would like to know what you think about both sets of plans.

To have your say, please complete our online survey by clicking ‘Start Survey’ at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can email your comments to jake.cunliffe@fieldsendassociates.com. Whichever you choose, it will only take you a couple of minutes. 

Lidl proposals
• A new, modern 1,414 sq m (net sales) Lidl store with dedicated in-store bakery
• Lidl’s full range of award-winning, great-value products
• Up to 40 new full time equivalent jobs
• A 120-space car park, including 6 disabled spaces, 9 parent and child spaces and 4 electric vehicle charging points
• Bicycle parking
• More shopping choice and convenience for those living nearby


MyPad proposals
• 50 high-quality new houses
• 12 high-quality new apartments
• Associated landscaping to complement the housing and apartments.

Significantly, the proposals offer the opportunity to breathe new life into a key local site that has been left disused for almost 10 years, ensuring it once again plays an important role in the area.


New housing for Bestwood
MyPad’s plans for the site would see a mix of high-quality new houses and apartments built on the site:

• 26 two-bedroom, four-person houses;
• 22 three-bedroom, five-person houses;
• 2 three-bedroom, six-person houses; and
• 12 one-bedroom, two-person apartments.

The residential proposals for the site are based on a mix of affordable tenures, including shared ownership and affordable rent. This will ensure that the development can meet priority housing needs, from those looking to buy their first home to growing families.
Highways and access
At peak times, we expect the proposed Lidl store to have a minimal impact on traffic, as the majority of customers will already be on the roads surrounding the site when they decide to visit the store.

Customer and delivery vehicles will enter and exit the site using a new priority-controlled junction with Belconnen Road. Deliveries will be made using a dedicated service bay to the south of the store. These will be infrequent; a typical Lidl, for example, receives a maximum of two deliveries per day, and usually only one.

The existing site entrance off Wyton Close will be used to access the MyPad houses, while the apartments will be served by two new accesses off Belconnen Road.

Pedestrians will be able to enter the site from both Belconnen Road and Wyton Close. A connection will also be provided to the existing public footpath which runs along the site’s southern boundary.


About Lidl
Since establishing itself in Great Britain in 1994, Lidl has experienced continuous growth and today has over 25,000 employees, over 860 stores and 13 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales.

Lidl takes pride in providing its customers with the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. Social responsibility and sustainability are at the core of the company’s daily operations, with a strong emphasis placed on its responsibility for people, society and the environment. Lidl is passionate about working with British producers and sources two thirds of its products from British suppliers.

For more information about Lidl, please visit https://www.lidl.co.uk.


About MyPad
MyPad is a housing developer based in Nottingham working to deliver high-quality, mixed tenure housing schemes that provide new homes, including affordable properties, while also meeting the needs and requirements of local councils and registered providers, such as housing associations.

As well as the site in Bestwood, the company is also working on projects in Wollaton, Ilkeston, Stapleford and Beeston.

For more information about MyPad, please visit https://www.mypad2020.co.uk.

New jobs for local people
The proposed Lidl store will generate up to 40 new full time equivalent jobs for local people. All Lidl recruitment specifically targets our stores’ primary catchment areas (usually less than a 5-minute drive from the store). This means that around 80% of the jobs will be filled locally, providing a significant boost to the local economy.

In 2015, Lidl was the first British supermarket to pay its employees the real Living Wage and, in March this year, increased its hourly pay levels above the National Living Wage, meaning store employees are paid a minimum of £9.50 per hour outside of London. Lidl does not operate ‘zero hour’ contracts. Lidl also looks to invest in its people and offers structured in-house training, enabling colleagues to progress and move on within the business.

What happens next?
All feedback will be carefully considered and, where possible and appropriate, incorporated into the proposals. Two separate planning applications for the site (one for the Lidl store and one for the housing) will then be submitted to Nottingham City Council in the coming weeks.

Contact us
To have your say on the plans, please complete our online survey by clicking ‘Start Survey’ at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can email your comments to Jake Cunliffe from Fieldsend Associates, part of our Community Relations Team, at jake.cunliffe@fieldsendassociates.com or call 0800 024 6109.