The supermarket chain has been refused permission to build a 23,400 sq ft store off Cromwell Road in Salford within Salboy’s 500-home redevelopment of the former student village.
Plans for the Charlestown store were lodged in April but Lidl’s request for planning permission was turned down by the city council this week.
A report compiled by Salford’s principal planning officer David Allen said Lidl’s proposals “fail to respond to and sit sympathetically within its physical context and respect the positive character of the local area and urban form around Charlestown roundabout.”
In addition, the report said the scheme would “weaken the positive and high-quality urban design attributes of the emerging [Castle Irwell] neighbourhood”.
Lidl also tasted defeat in Wavertree recently. The company withdrew its plans to knock down the former Abbey Cinema on Church Road North and build a supermarket after the building was listed, scuppering the project.
In March, Lidl lodged an application to build a store at Mocha Parade off Lower Broughton Road, around one mile from the Castle Irwell site.
A decision on that application is yet to be made.