Lidl GB has announced plans for a new store on land off Gorton Road and Longford Road West junction in Reddish and will be holding an online public consultation for the local community to participate in.
The proposed multi-million-pound investment would see Lidl create around 40 jobs for the local area and commit to transforming the vacant site of the former Fir Tree Pub into a new, modern store with car parking and landscaping. The new store would feature facilities including a 1,226m² sales area, an instore bakery and a customer toilet. In total, 78 car parking spaces would be created for the store which includes 5 dedicated disabled spaces, 5 parent & child spaces, 2 rapid electric vehicle charging spaces. The development also includes the provision of 12 cycle parking and a further 8 additional car parking spaces provided for the adjacent doctor’s surgery.
The public are invited to comment on the proposals via a dedicated website and through a leaflet which is being delivered to local properties in the area.
Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Nick Harvey, commented: “We are extremely excited about the prospect of opening a new Lidl store in North Reddish and serving our fresh, quality and incredibly good value produce which shoppers across the country have come to love. Our plans are set to create around 40 jobs which would be fantastic for the local community, and 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 new supermarket forms part of the company’s wider £1.3bn investment plans across Great Britain in 2021 and 2022. Lidl’s ongoing success shows no signs of slowing, with the latest Kantar Worldpanel results highlighting an increase in sales year on year and market share of 6.2%.
To access the public consultation online, residents can go to https://tinyurl.com/