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Lidl plans Beverley supermarket development

Major plans for a new Lidl supermarket and coffee shop alongside separate developments of a restaurant or pub and restaurant and a gym and other business units, have been unveiled for land at Hull Road and Minster Way in Beverley. The site is on land which forms part of a much wider residential proposal, following the construction of the town’s southern relief road, amounting to more than 800 dwellings.

The planning application has been submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council on behalf of Lidl, GMbH and Cookridge Estates LLP and supporting documents claim: “The proposed development would not result in any significant adverse impacts upon the vitality and viability of Beverley Town Centre, or upon existing and future planned investment in the centre.” It says the proposed Lidl store would compete primarily with the overtrading Aldi at Swinemoor Lane.

The statement continues: “There do not appear to be any opportunities within or on the edge of Beverley Town Centre which are suitable and available to accommodate the proposed development. In particular, unlet units within Flemingate do not meet the requirements of Lidl’s business model and the centre’s largest two remaining vacant units will shortly be occupied by a trampoline park and are therefore unavailable to Lidl.” 

The application will be considered in due course by the council’s planning committee. Full details of the proposal can be viewed online via East Riding Council’s website, using the planning portal.