Lidl GB has launched an online public consultation on revised plans for a new store in Huddersfield, ahead of submitting a planning application to Kirklees Council.
If successful, the proposals will see the former Spotted Cow pub site brought back into use whilst enhancing shopping choice locally and creating up to 40 new jobs for the local area.
Details of the proposed development can be found at www.lidl-newheyroad.com, where an online feedback form is also available.
Lidl’s previous planning application for a new store on this site was well received by the local community. Following the decision of Kirklees Council’s Strategic Planning Committee last year, the planning application now includes improvements to the design of the store building and boundary wall to incorporate more natural stone. The store will also sit in attractive landscaping, and protected trees across the site will be retained.
Lidl’s regional property director Robert Beaumont said: “The response we’ve had from the local community has been extremely encouraging and I would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far.
“We strongly believe that local residents will benefit from the added shopping choice and competition that a Lidl store on New Hey Road will offer. The site has been derelict for some years now and a new supermarket will not only regenerate this site and create jobs for the local area, it will also complement existing shops in Salendine Nook Local Centre.
“We’re grateful for the continued support and remain committed to working with the Council so that we can bring this new store to the community.
“We hope that as many people as possible are able to join us for this ‘virtual’ public consultation. We look forward to sharing and discussing our plans with everyone.”
The public are invited to comment on the proposals via a dedicated website (www.lidl-newheyroad.com) and through a leaflet which is being distributed in the area. Residents with questions about the proposals can also call Lidl’s consultation team directly by the Freephone number 0800 089 0361 or email email@example.com.
The new supermarket forms part of the company’s £1.45bn investment in its expansion across Great Britain in 2019 and 2020. Its ongoing success shows no signs of slowing, with the latest Kantar Worldpanel results highlighting Lidl’s increase in sales year on year and market share of 5.9 per cent.