A SUPERMARKET chain wants to hear from residents over plans for a new store in the Bradford district.

Lidl has launched a public consultation on draft plans for a new, modern store on Ingleby Road in Girlington.

As part of the company’s ongoing £1.3 billion expansion and regeneration plans across Great Britain over the last two years, the continued investment in the Bradford district would see the current store on Duncombe Road to be replaced by a new branch.


The proposed store would have a larger 1,251 square metre sales area, offering Lidl’s in-store bakery as well as customer toilets. The store would be served by 121 parking spaces including accessible, parent and child and two rapid electric vehicle charging points.

As well as retaining staff from the existing store, the plans also have the potential to provide around an additional 10 new jobs for district residents. 

A Lidl GB spokesman said: “We are proud to have served the community in Girlington and are delighted to share our proposals to improve our offering for residents.

“The local area is growing, and a new, modern Lidl store would help ensure everyone has access to our product range.

“We hope that as many people as possible are able to participate in this public consultation.

“We look forward to sharing our plans and are excited to receive feedback from local residents.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Inside Lidl's store in Shipley, which opened in January this yearInside Lidl's store in Shipley, which opened in January this year

The public can view the plans and comment online at girlington.expansion.lidl.co.uk. Anyone who would like to discuss the proposals can call 0800 089 0361 or email lidlgirlington@new-stores.co.uk.

It is the latest move to upgrade or open Lidl stores in the Bradford district.

The supermarket chain opened up a new store in Shipley in January this year.

The store, located at Shipley Wharf Retail Park, Salts Mill Road, officially opened to customers with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a town crier making a speech at the store's entrance.

The Shipley site includes a dedicated in-store bakery, opening week offers, customer toilets and six rapid electric charging points.

The retail park has been built on the former Airedale Mills site and is located at where Shipley meets Baildon. The Lidl store created 40 full and part-time jobs.

Lidl is one of the two first sites to open at the retail park, which also includes a drive-thru Costa Coffee.

The latest Kantar Worldpanel results show Lidl has overtaken the Co-op to become the sixth-largest supermarket in the UK for the first time.

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