Formal plans have been put in to build a new Lidl foodstore on an eyesore site in Poulton.
Bosses behind the plans had already held a consultation with residents in the Wyre town over the proposal which they say found residents wanting more choice.
Now a formal application has been put forward to Wyre Council for the store to replace the former Moorland Motors site, as well as a former NHS office building and some undeveloped land, all off Garstang Road East, Poulton.
The chain hopes to redevelop a lot that has been vacant for nine years, to create dozens of full- and part-time jobs at what it says will be a “convenient neighbourhood store”.
Lidl bosses have 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.”
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
Documents put in to the local authority, supporting the application, show that a public consultation found residents feel there is “limited consumer choice in Poulton” and found “many local residents having to travel to stores located outside the town in order to meet their shopping needs”.
The application adds: “The proposed development will directly extend the range and choice of convenience goods that are available to Poulton residents.
“The proposed development will directly extend the range and choice of convenience goods that are available to Poulton residents.”
Plans for the store, set over 3,110 square metres, allow for more than 120 parking spaces and opening times from 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.