Lincoln Carlton Centre development plans revealed

Lincolnshire Co-op has unveiled plans to bring new retailers, jobs and a super-sized Lidl supermarket to the Carlton Centre off Outer Circle Road.

The society, which owns the site, is in talks with Lidl about relocating from its current unit to an area opposite the Carlton Centre, currently used by Super Hand Car Wash.

The move, facilitated through agents Banks Long and Co would mean Lidl would have a bigger store with a larger product range and dedicated car park.

An example of how the new Lidl store would look.

An example of how the new Lidl store would look.

Three separate units would be created by converting the current Lidl store, attracting new retailers to the centre.

Banks Long and Co Managing Director Tim Bradford said: “We believe introducing new retailers and allowing Lidl to expand what it offers will give existing shoppers more choice and attract more people to the area, increasing footfall for the benefit of all the businesses.”

Banks Long and Co are currently in discussions with retailers keen to take the three new units which would be created.

Once businesses are signed up, Lidl would apply for planning permission from the City of Lincoln Council to build a new supermarket.

If planning permission is granted for the new Lidl outlet, Lincolnshire Co-op would then look to relocate Super Hand Car Wash within the area.

Mike Devine, Lidl UK Acquisitions Consultant, said: “Our Lincoln Carlton Centre store is testament to the support that we’ve received from the local community and we look forward to providing new and existing customers with a bigger and brighter new Lidl store.”