Decision delayed on new Lidl store for Tullamore

Offaly County Council seeks further information before making decision

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

Email:

damian@offalyexpress.ie

Decision delayed on new Lidl store for Tullamore

The proposed new Lidl on Church Road in Tullamore

Offaly County Council has sought further information before making a decision on whether or not to grant planning permission for a second Lidl store in Tullamore.

Permission is being sought by the retailer to construct the second store on Church Road in the town.

The company describes the proposed development as a new state of the art, modern retail store located between Church Road and Tanyard Lane. The store will incorporate a retail floor area of 1,670 sq. m. and will include a bakery.

The application includes the provision of a new link road between Church Road and Tanyard Lane that will help to reduce traffic travelling through the narrow section of the Tanyard Lane linking into the Hophill Roundabout. It will include a second standalone unit for a creché facility. Lidl currently operates 153 stores nationally and employs over 4,200 people.

The company has confirmed that it will operate two stores in Tullamore if the application is successful. There is already a store located on Main Street in the town