The supermarket will be sited on the new Billingshurst Business Park where there are also plans for a new McDonald’s restaurant and drive-thru.
People took to social media to express their delight when Lidl revealed its plans this week.
Many messages were posted on West Sussex County Times’ Facebook page. Neil Garton said: “Bring it on.” And Steve Mengham added: “Happy days.”
Tanya Lintott said: “Yay, Xmas stollen on our doorstep.”
Sara Chandler posted: “I live in Southwater and I’d rather use the one in Billingshurst as it looks like parking is more accessible.”
Krystal J Vowels said: “Can’t wait till it opens.”
Hollie James added: “Fab idea!”
And Jim Gunn said: “I’m addicted to the malted bloomer loaf from Lidl, it can’t come soon enough.”