Fareham Labour Party is objecting to the planned extension of the Lidl store at Speedfields Park. Lidl plan to demolish units 10-23 of the Apex Centre to make way for a larger store.
Fareham Labour Party is very concerned at the loss of up to fifty skilled jobs if the plan goes ahead. Chair of Fareham Labour Party, Matthew Randall said “These units provide vital skilled jobs for a number of specialist companies which would be lost if the extension to Lidl is approved. We are also concerned that this area is designated for industrial use not retail. We believe there are more suitable sites for retail in the centre of Fareham. We would be concerned about the effect a much larger store would have on the viability of other nearby centres.”