lidl platt bridge wigan

Typically for the group, the store will be around 14,000 sq ft. Credit: Lidl GB

Lidl reveals next Wigan project

A new store, accompanied by a Starbucks drive-thru, has been put forward at Templeton Road in Platt Bridge.

Lidl GB is now inviting the local community to consult on the draft plans, which it said would lead to around 40 new jobs.

Plans for the new supermarket include a sales area of 13,465 sq ft with an in-store bakery. The store will also be supported by 111 car parking spaces including eight dedicated accessible spaces, nine parent and child spaces, and two electric vehicle charging spaces.

There will be a public consultation event at Platt Bridge Community Centre on 24 November between 3pm and 7pm. Feedback can also be offered online.

Lidl GB’s regional head of property Robert Lawton said: “We are delighted to announce plans to bring a new Lidl supermarket to serve Platt Bridge. We have long been committed to serving the communities in and around Wigan and the new development will provide even more local people with greater access to high quality, affordable produce.

“We hope that as many people as possible are able to participate in this public consultation and look forward to sharing and discussing our plans with everyone.”

Lidl is now the sixth largest supermarket in the UK, with a market share of 7.2%. The group also has stores in Wigan town centre, on Woodhouse Lane and in Pemberton within the area.

Rival Aldi, confirmed in October as now being the UK’s fourth largest operator in the sector, has also advanced a Wigan scheme this year, putting forward plans for a store at the Arnold Clark site in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

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Yet another car-centric bog-standard boring Lidl. Make better use of the land – perhaps with housing above if suitable to the location. Design it for people to access without having to use a car.

By Martin Cranmer

What Platt Bridge needs is a park for the little kids to play on a nice green space so people can relax and take the kids on

By Anonymous

Another Lidl, another car-centric layout. Concur with Martin, again. Do we need a national planning policy update regarding supermarket layouts, via the National Model Design Code? Otherwise, the same dross will be pushed through again and again, building inactivity into the next few generations too.

By Active Travel Trev

@ Active Travel Trev I totally agree. These standard layouts are being plonked on so many sites, it’s unreal. Let’s do something imaginative and build for the future.

By Junior

Can’t wait for Platt Bridge Lidl!!! Lovin’it already!!! Bring it on!

By Anonymous

We, as residents of Platt Bridge for over 40 years welcome this opportunity, positivley
Thank you

By Kathryn Johnson

Love the comments from the eco warriors, moaning about cars in with the expectation that people are going to walk/ get the bus back from Lidl carrying their weekly shop with them. It’s a Lidl, not Taj Mahal. A supermarket is designed for convenience shopping, not eco warrior virtue signalling.

By Adam

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