The new budget supermarket appears to be destined for the dormant patch of land on Carlton Road, opposite North Nottinghamshire College.
Tesco originally planned to build a store at the five-acre site, but pulled out in 2015, citing financial strain amid a wave of store closures.
Opus North later earmarked the site for a “high-quality retail development” that it said would house “some of the UK’s most well-known brands”.
A spokesperson for Lidl told the Guardian: “We can confirm that we remain committed to bringing a Lidl store to Worksop and are currently working with the local council on our plans which we hope to submit later this year.”
There have been calls for a Lidl in central Worksop for some time, with the retail chain already operating a store in Retford.