Discount store aims to transform derelict site

An artists impression of the Lidl store proposed for Poulton
An artists impression of the Lidl store proposed for Poulton
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A discount supermarket chain is planning to “transform” a derelict Poulton site into a modern store.

Lidl has written to residents neighbouring the proposed development, at the corner of Garstang Road East with Furness Drive, about its “exciting new proposals”.

The chain is promising redevelopment of the eyesore site of the former Moorland Motors garage, which has been vacant for years, along with the creation of dozens of full- and part-time jobs at what it says will be a “convenient neighbourhood store”.

A spokesman for Lidl said: “Our proposals will transform the derelict site into a modern, attractive development.

“This will not only bring Lidl’s popular range of quality products at discount prices, but also significant new employment opportunities to the Poulton area.”

The chain has said it is looking to submit a full planning application to Wyre Council in the coming weeks.

It has said this will include how the development will be a “safe, secure and welcoming environment” with “ample parking”.

The spokesman added: “All of our stores are built to be very energy efficient and have a minimal carbon footprint.

“We are designing our store to ensure that our building is not out of scale with the local properties, and to ensure we do not adversely affect our neighbours.”

The chain is now set to hold a public consultation event at Poulton Methodist Chruch, on Queensway, on Wednesday, May 29, from 1-5:30pm.

And it is asking for those in support of the scheme to sign an online petition.

Visit: www.gopetition.com/petitions/support-lidl-poulton.html