Lidl submits plans for new store in North Lincolnshire
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Sep 2017
Supermarket chain Lidl UK has submitted a planning application to North Lincolnshire Council to build a new store on land in Barton known as Top Field.
Lidl say the store will be part of a wider development off Ferriby Road, which will also include a new family pub and restaurant.
The multi-million pound investment by Lidl UK will deliver a sustainable new store with 1,325m² sales area and plans to create up to 20 new jobs.
The supermarket will boast state of the art facilities including an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing facilities, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles. This will replace the current store which, Lidl say, has severe limitations on its size and operations.
Following a public consultation earlier in the year, amendments have been made to the planning application to incorporate feedback from the local community.
This includes removing the southern end of Top Field from the wider development proposals and preserving it as undeveloped space for informal public use, as well as reducing the height of the store to a single storey building. Houses are also no longer being proposed on this site.
Lidl UK’s regional head of property, Graham Burr, said: "We’d like to thank everybody who participated in the public consultation. Changes have been made to the plans as a result of community input.
"Our existing Lidl store is no longer able to meet the demands of our growing customer base. Residents of Barton will know that we have tried to improve the existing store through a number of minor planning applications and planning modifications over the years, but due to its location within a conservation area this is not sustainable in the long-term.
"We want to stay serving our loyal customer base in Barton, but recognise the limitations of our existing site. Therefore we have taken the decision to invest in a new store elsewhere in the town. By relocating we can significantly improve our local store offer and minimise the impacts on neighbouring residents."
A detailed planning application for the proposals has now been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council. This will replace the outline planning application which has already been submitted in respect of the same site.
Lidl UK is currently working on plans to sub-divide its existing store on High Street into smaller retail units, which would see the reinforcement of Barton as a retail centre and the continued use of the building and car park, thus, Lidl say, complementing the existing retail offering in the town centre.
Further details of the proposals can be found at lidlbarton.co.uk