Lidl Platt Bridge Lidl p.planning docs

The site is currently occupied by a former car park. Credit: via planning documents

Plans lodged for Lidl and Starbucks in Wigan

A 3.5-acre plot off Templeton Road in Platt Bridge is to be redeveloped into a supermarket and a drive-thru coffee shop, under proposals lodged by the growing retailer. 

Lidl has submitted a planning application for the project to Wigan Council having announced its intention to build a supermarket in Platt Bridge late last year. 

The company wants to create a 19,000 sq ft store on the site of a car wash, scrap yard, and car showroom. 

As well as the supermarket, which would feature chilled storage and an in-store bakery, the scheme would feature a separate drive-thru Starbucks coffee shop. 

The coffee shop and supermarket would be served by a combined 134 car parking spaces.

The scheme “will guarantee the regeneration of the site, which will boost the vitality and viability of Platt Bridge,” according to a planning statement prepared by Rapleys. 

SMR Architects is advising Lidl on the proposals. 

To learn more, search for reference number A/22/94886/MAJOR on Wigan Council’s planning portal. 

Lidl opened its first UK store in 1994 and now has just shy of 1,000 stores across the country. The chain is now the sixth-largest supermarket in the UK, with a market share of 7.2%.   

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I am sure people will use this supermarket but seriously rolling my eyes at Rapleys calling this a regeneration. It’s 2023 and we are in the UK, do we still want to create these islands that people have to drive to? do we want people driving to get a cup of coffee? no one is going to want to walk or cycle on that road.

By anon

Great news for Platt Waz!

By Hinders

Bring it on, sooner the better

By Peter Heyes

This will create jobs. It will give the residents more and better choices and certainly improve the look of the area. The sooner the better I say.

By Mary Lund

It will be good for every body and it will smarten the place up .

By Alfred fishburn

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