Lidl plans for Kidsgrove store

Lidl Store

Lidl Store

Lidl UK has announced proposals to bring a new store to Kidsgrove, on land just off Liverpool Road.

The plans would see the site currently used by Kidsgrove Working Men’s Club, and also home to The Canal Tavern, redeveloped into a new Lidl supermarket.

The Club, which was founded in 1945 and in its heyday had over 800 members, would relocate to a new site on Meadows Road, close to the railway station in the town centre. Although The Canal Tavern would lose an area of land as part of the proposals, the pub itself would be retained while gaining from the additional footfall to the store and the overall regeneration of the site.

The store could create up to 40 new full and part-time jobs for local people and would include a dedicated in-store bakery, longer style tills with dual packing, a customer toilet, baby changing, and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

Jo Hawley, Regional Head of Property at Lidl UK, commented: “These exciting plans represent a multimillion-pound investment in Kidsgrove, boosting the local economy through the creation of jobs and providing more choice for local people. Significantly, the development will help to safeguard the future of Kidsgrove Working Men’s Club. Should the plans go ahead, this long-standing, important part of the community will find a new home and a new lease of life in the town centre.

“Before a planning application is submitted to the Council, our team will carry out a thorough public consultation exercise, allowing residents to view and have their say on the proposals. The details for this are still being confirmed and we will be in touch again soon with more information.”

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