Revised plans revealed for new supermarket

Lidl GB has submitted a revised planning application to Kirklees Council for a brand new store on the site of the former Spotted Cow pub on New Hey Road, Huddersfield.

The proposals would see the derelict site redeveloped into a modern supermarket that could create up to 40 more employment opportunities for the area.

The submission of the application follows a consultation exercise with the local community.

Lidl’s regional property director, Robert Beaumont, said: “We’re delighted with the response we’ve had to our revised application.

“Overall, we had 1,117 consultation responses, with 1,001 in support of our proposals.

“The feedback we received strongly suggests people would like more local shopping choice and for this redundant site to be brought back into use.

“We are confident a new Lidl store in this location will complement existing shops and services in Salendine Nook Local Centre.

“We’re extremely grateful for the continued support and to all of those who submitted their feedback on the plans.

“We remain committed to working with the council so that we can bring this new store to the community.”

If granted, the development would mark a multi-million pound investment in the area.

The plans have been revised from the previous application and now incorporate a new entrance feature and enhanced boundary treatment on New Hey Road.