New larger Lidl store would benefit Wells

March 02 2022

HOW very short-sighted for planning consent to have been refused for an enlarged Lidl store in Wells.

Like many another, once a week I now drive over to Street where there is not only a larger Lidl, there’s a much larger Tesco, Sainsburys, Home Bargains… and, of course, Clarks Village. There’s always a mid-morning coffee, and possibly lunch – all money that could have been spent in and for the benefit of Wells.

A recent visit to Shepton Mallet provided yet further reason to question the reasoning behind the refusal for a new enlarged Lidl in Wells. As well as the much larger, more modern Tesco, there is now a spacious, updated Aldi where I unexpectedly spent a considerable amount of money. And of course there is an excellently staffed Screwfix, New Look, Laura Ashley, and Argos.

Think again Mendip and do what’s best for keeping Wells money in Wells.

Shelagh Addis (Mrs)