Revised plans lodged for supermarket, care home and supported accommodation

Lidl GB and Springfield Healthcare have submitted an updated planning application for a new supermarket, care home and senior living accommodation at the Mercure Wetherby Hotel site.

The resubmission follows further technical work being undertaken to address points raised by planning officers including additional tree planting.

Plans include a new supermarket with a 15,000 sq ft sales area featuring Lidl’s in-store bakery and customer toilets with baby changing facilities. 

The scheme includes sustainable measures such as solar panels on the roof and rapid Electric Vehicle charging points in the car park.

The plans also include an 84-bed care home and eight senior living eco-homes for the over 55s, provided by Springfield Healthcare.

Overall, the development would create around 160 full and part-time jobs.

A spokesman for Lidl GB said: “We are pleased to submit this updated planning application which would deliver a modern Lidl foodstore and provide investment and greater shopping competition to Wetherby.

“We know there is significant community support for the scheme, with over 2,000 residents supporting during public consultation. We hope as many residents as possible ensure their voices are heard and register their support to Leeds City Council.”

Graeme Lee, of Springfield Healthcare, added: “We are fully committed to delivering an innovative and exemplar care development to Wetherby at this site.

“The submitted plans have been carefully designed and will respond to an ever-increasing local need for high quality care provision.”

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