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Councillors to hear Scunthorpe second Lidl plan

Second Lidl store planned

Plans for a second Lidl supermarket in Scunthorpe are expected to be given the go-ahead.

The proposal would see the store built on the former Yorkshire Electricity offices site on Dudley Road, off the Queensway, which has since been demolished.

The German supermarket chain submitted the plans to North Lincolnshire Council as part of an effort to open up 50 new stores across the UK this year.

Council officers have recommended the plan for approval.

Councillors will decide on the supermarket at a planning meeting on December 12.

Proposed sIte layout for planned Lidl store.

Lidl has said that the plan would create 40 new jobs in the area.

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

A 218 spacer car park, warehouse and office space are also included in the proposal.

Regional head of property at Lidl, Graham Burr, said previously that the plan would mark a “multi-million pound investment” in the area.

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

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 portfolio which currently stands at 710 across the UK.

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

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