Lidl gets set to join Charlton retail parks traffic party

Greenwich Shopping Park
Traffic is already regularly jammed in the “Greenwich” Shopping Park

Discount supermarket Lidl is set to return to Charlton, having applied for a licence to serve alcohol in the former H&M unit on Bugsby’s Way.

The appearance of yet another hugely popular store will put even more pressure on the traffic network in the area, following the opening of Ikea last Thursday, as well as Primark and Matalan in 2017.

It is not clear whether or not Lidl will need to apply for planning permission to open the store – but the it does need a licence to serve alcohol.

Lidl did have a store on Bugsby’s Way until the 2000s and has long been linked with a return. Its German rival, Aldi, opened its doors on the other side of Bugsby’s Way in 2017.

There are 32 retail units in the Bugsby’s Way cluster – between the railway line and Gallions Road of which 30 are currently occupied.

Thanks to Alison Rogers for the tip-off.


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