Lidl get planning permission to build second store in Tullamore

Offaly County Council had sought further information

Justin Kelly

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Lidl get planning permission to build second store in Tullamore

Lidl get planning permission to build second store in Tullamore

Lidl Ireland has received planning permission from Offaly County Council to construct a second store in Tullamore. Offaly County Council had sought further information before going forward with the application process last month, but upon receipt of that information, the works have been given the green light.

The planning go ahead is subject to 10 conditions from Offaly County Council but would see Lidl demolish five existing commercial units on Church Road in the town to pave the way for a new supermarket.

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 2,575 sq. metres.

It includes provision for an off-licence area, bakery and creche. It also 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.

Lidl currently operates 153 stores nationally and employs over 4,200 people. They recently demolished and upgraded their store in Edenderry.

The company has confirmed that it will operate two stores in Tullamore as they already run a busy supermarket on Main Street in the town.

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