Lidl Stockport Plan
Lidl's proposed site formerly housed a car dealership on the A6

Lidl pushes to build in Stockport

Neil Tague

The discount supermarket retailer has lodged plans for a 20,000 sq ft store on Wellington Road North as it continues with an ambitious expansion strategy.

The site in Heaton Norris lies around 1.5km north of Stockport railway station, between the A6 and the railway to Manchester. It is currently vacant, having been for the last 30 years occupied y a car dealership.

Lidl, which is advised by Rapleys on the application, intends to clear the two-acre site and build a single-storey 20,000 sq ft store, which would have a net trading area of 13,500 sq ft, supported by 100 car parking spaces. Leeds-based HTC Architects is the project’s designer.

With rival Aldi also advancing an ambitious growth plan, Lidl launched a trade magazine advertising campaign this summer, outlining its hopes to open 60 new sites per year in town, district, edge of centre or out-of-town locations across the UK.

Projects that have advanced this year include a store in Bromborough, scaled back from an initial application; being named as Salford Council’s preferred partner to anchor a mixed-use scheme in Lower Broughton, and plans for stores at Liverpool Shopping Park and Great Homer Street in the same city, consultation on which launched in August.

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I can see a lot of bit red ‘trees for removal’ but I can see many new trees being proposed in that big, grey, tarmac car park?

By Robbin Wood

We’ve known about this for weeks but with the congestion zone on its way. This store will suffer the loss of the motorist, as it is too far for pedestrians to carry their weekly shop.

By Andy Grey Rider

We need more discount supermarkets in Stockport town centre. It will boost Stockport’s economy.

By Sharon Saunders

Well done Lidl, hope it happens

By Les Oldham

Perhaps if the earlier comment was typed correctly, punctuated appropriately, one might perceive more than a gist of its intention!

By Topherus

Excellent and very good food and good prices. Every week there is a different offer.
Thank you for opening in Stockport.

By Usama Shawky sahyon

I like shopping at Lidl at the moment need to drive far but it will be better one near to my house

By Sumeera

Booths is a lovely store! we need more of them! Misconception that overpriced its no dearer than normal and a lot nicer shopping experience. Lidl and Aldi are soul destroying.

By Anon

Why don’t they just take over the sainsbury store on portwood and save themselves a lot of time and money on the cost of building

By Anonymous