Lidl move step closer to opening Worksop store

Lidl has moved a step closer to landing in Worksop after confirming it intends to lodge plans for a store near the town centre later this year.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 3:54 pm

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”.

The Lidl is destined for dormant land on Carlton Road.
The Lidl is destined for dormant land on Carlton Road.

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.

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