Plans unveiled to build new Lidl supermarket in Northampton

The proposals say the store could create 40 jobs which would be split between full and part-time positions

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 1:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 1:22 pm

Plans have been submitted to build a new Lidl foodstore in Harlestone Road, which could create 40 jobs in the area.

According to a design and access statement submitted to Northampton Borough Council's planning committee, the store could be built on a brownfield site owned by Travis Perkins.

The existing site is currently occupied by a large industrial unit which will be demolished by the vendor, according to the plans.

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This is what the Lidl store could look like

Whittam Cox Architects, which created the design and access on behalf of Lidl, said in the documents: "The proposed scheme seeks to bring a new foodstore offering to this part of Northampton by redeveloping a vacant brownfield, former industrial site, while also providing wider choice to consumers and generating new employment opportunities."

The site could also have 137 car parking spaces.

To view the planning application, click here.

The proposals to open the new supermarket were met by a mixed response from residents last year, mainly evoking concerns about traffic in the area.

The store could be built on the brownfield site to the right of the picture