Detailed plans put forward for discount food store

Property developers Morbaine Limited and Ackroyd & Abbott have submitted detailed plans to Sheffield City Council to construct a new Lidl food store off Lane End in Chapeltown.

It follows the granting of outline planning permission for the vacant site by the authority last year.

The proposal – which also features a development of eight detached homes on Thorncliffe View – includes direct pedestrian access off Thorncliffe Lane, as well as a new pedestrian crossing on Lane End to ensure the store will be accessible to all and encourage journeys to be made on foot. 

Keith Nutter, director at Morbaine, said: “When we launched our plans back in April 2019, we discussed the proposals with local people including those residents who live next to the site.

“Having listened to their concerns, we have spent significant time and resources planning the layout of the site to arrive at a scheme which we believe delivers maximum environmental benefits and minimises any future impact on local residents.

“The dense landscaping areas proposed, which includes the planting of over 45 new trees, will mean much of the store will be screened from view.”

A spokesperson for Lidl GB said: “We have been searching for a suitable site in Chapeltown for more than a decade and are therefore extremely excited about the prospect of opening a new store on Lane End which will provide an enhanced shopping experience for the local community whilst delivering our range of high quality and affordable produce.

“Our plans are set to create around 35 jobs, which would be fantastic for the local area and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support so far.”