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Second Lidl supermarket plan for Scunthorpe

Lidl has its sights set on this Lincolnshire town

German supermarket chain Lidl has submitted plans for a second store in Scunthorpe as part of a multi-million pound investment.

The plans have been lodged to North Lincolnshire Council as part of an effort by the company to open 50 new stores across the UK in 2018.

Lidl has said that the new supermarket site would bring 40 new jobs to the local economy.

The new store has been proposed for the former Yorkshire Electricity offices site on Dudley Road, off the Queensway, which has since been demolished.

Planning permission is also being sought for a 218 space car park, warehouse and office space at the site.

The vacant former Yorkshire Electricity site on Dudley Road, Scunthorpe.

The proposed new supermarket would also include facilities such as an in-store bakery and customer toilets.

Regional Head of Property at Lidl, Graham Burr, said: “We have received an incredible amount of support from the local community and are delighted to announce that we have submitted a planning application with North Lincolnshire Council.

“If granted this would mark a multi-million pound investment in the area, and the creation of new jobs when the store opens.

“We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their support and feedback so far and look forward to receiving the decision in due course.”

Proposed sIte layout for planned Lidl store.

It comes as the supermarket chain held a public consultation on the plans in February ahead of a formal planning application.

If given approval, it would become the second Lidl store in the town alongside the existing supermarket on Doncaster Road.

Lidl is hoping that the proposed new Scunthorpe outlet will add to its existing store portfolio which currently stands at 710 across the UK.

The chain also operates stores in nearby Barton-Upon-Humber and Brigg in the region.

A decision will be made by North Lincolnshire Council on the proposals at a later date.