Council gives go ahead for new Sheffield supermarket

Work will start early next year on a new multi-million Lidl store in the Manor area of Sheffield
Work will start early next year on a new multi-million Lidl store in the Manor area of Sheffield

Plans for a new a new multimillion Lidl store in Sheffield have been given the green light by the city council.

Work is set to start early next year on the new 23,605 sq ft store, with 68 parking spaces, in the Manor area of the city. It will replace the existing Lidl store at the junction of Castlebeck Avenue and Prince of Wales Road.

The larger Lidl will create ten new jobs, in addition to the current employees that it will take from the existing store.

The go-ahead follows an earlier refusal in January with the council saying the design ‘would be detrimental to the character of the area’.

After addressing these concerns the scheme has been approved - with 90 per cent of respondents to a public consultation exercise backing the plans.

The consultation event and planning application was handled by national planning consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners.

NLP director Jonathan Wallace, said: “The proposed development will provide a modern, spacious and attractive shopping environment and represent a significant improvement on the appearance of the existing Lidl store

“Lidl have worked with council officers in order to deliver a scheme which helps to meet both customer requirements, and is appropriate, in terms of design and layout, to the prominent location of the site.”

The development will see the store moved northwards and feature new gateway entrance and pedestrian link to Prince of Wales Road and Castlebeck Avenue. The scheme will also provide new vehicle access and servicing arrangements and the relocation of the existing electricity substation.

The development is the largest single investment in the Manor estate for a significant number of years.