Lidl Wellington Road North, Lidl, c Google Earth snapshot

The site was last occupied by a Renault dealership. Credit: Google Earth

Lidl plans store on Stockport car showroom site

Previously occupied by Renault and Mercedes Benz, the Wellington Road North plot in Heaton Norris has been earmarked for a store by the rapidly growing supermarket chain.

Lidl has lodged a planning application with Stockport Council to build a 15,000 sq ft shop on the vacant site.

Located on the corner of Wellington Road North and Sparthfield Road, the site has been fenced off since 2021 when the showroom was demolished.

Lidl’s plans propose the creation of a store with 98 parking spaces.

The nearest Lidl store to the site is located less than two miles away on Hempshaw Lane. The supermarket chain is also planning to build a shop on Stockport Road in Cheadle Heath.

Rapleys is advising Lidl on the Heaton Norris proposals and HTC Architects is leading on design. Enzygo, SCP, LK Group, and Miller Goodall are also on the project team.

To learn more about the plans search for reference number DC/091767 on Stockport Council’s planning portal.

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Yet another out of centre retail store on a site that is really well located for some high density residential development. At the very least they should be putting 4 or 5 storeys of residential above.

By Martin Cranmer

Lidi should look at the old takers site on Speke road hunts cross liverpool – it would be perfect site for them

By Stuart wood

@Martin couldn’t agree with you more. Nothing wrong with a Lidl store here – but why does it have to be a single storey unit with loads of car parking. Just bad urban planning and land use.

By Anonymous

These german company’s spend and clean up sites .

By p ryder

No Lidl store please

By Anonymous

We need housing not another supermarket

By Need housing

@June 18, 2024 at 12:59 am
By Need housing

How about housing above a supermarket? Two birds, one stone.

By Rye

Waste of a great site in a great location. A Lidl will be perfect here, but there really should be residential above

By Baffled

It’s about time Stockport Council built one

By Anonymous

Great news 👏

By Anonymous

Is this another plan by Lidl to buy up land to stop someone else developing it, as for the old Deanprint site in Cheadle Heath it is still standing, a sad reminder to all the skilled workforce who worked there.

By John Ridgway

Where is the promised Lidl in Reddish (Fir Tree Pub)?

By Mario

There are plenty of large and small supermarkets in the area, we don’t need another one. Low/medium rise housing would be a much better option.

By Anonymous

Anything better than morrisons and asda

By Anonymous

The A6 is a very busy road

By V.Concar

We need affordable housing in Stockport not another supermarket. C’mon Stockport council, get some of those investors of the new flats going up around the station to invest in some homes for families!

By Joolsoldgal

We actually do need another discount supermarket. Nearly Asda and Tesco are not good value for money for a family modern weekly shop, who can drop £200 a week?! At least with Aldi Lidl it becomes £120 and the Aldi on A6 is over crowded and beaten up and constantly filling it as it gets destroyed by onslaught of shoppers. I’m worried about access onto the A6 they always mess this up. And hopefully not a horrible building, use bricks not plastic. This was supposed to go through 4 years ago. Get a move on.

By PaulHeaton

Why can’t stores like this be developed as street facing developments, with housing on top. That would be a sustainable development.

By Anonymous

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