Community consultation launched over new supermarket
Lidl GB is inviting the local community to comment on draft plans to deliver a new store off Blackmoorfoot Road in Crosland Moor, Huddersfield.
The proposed multi-million pound investment for a new Lidl store would compliment the wider development scheme at the former St Luke’s Hospital site, ensuring residents can shop locally and avoid longer journeys to other foodstores.
The modern supermarket would create around 40 new jobs for local people which, following the discounter’s latest pay rises this month, will be amongst the highest paid in the supermarket sector.
The store would be designed to Lidl’s latest specification including a 1,241 square metre sales area, an in-store bakery, and customer toilets with baby changing facilities. Outside, the store would have 90 parking spaces and covered bicycle parking. Rapid electric vehicle charging parking spaces will also be included with capacity to increase provision with demand. A programme of landscaping would also take place across the site including tree planting and soft landscaping.
Before submitting a planning application to Kirklees Council, Lidl is calling for feedback from the community on the draft plans for the new store. Information including a feedback survey can be accessed at croslandmoor.newstore.lidl.co.uk. Anyone who would like to discuss the proposals can call 0800 089 0361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Lidl spokesperson said, “The new discount supermarket would be located adjacent to the new housing development at the former St Luke’s Hospital site, and would serve the existing and growing community around this area… We hope as many people as possible are able to contribute to the public consultation to ensure our proposals best meet local needs.”