Store plans set to be decided by council
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If you would like to do so, then contact the i-Macc team via email@example.com PLANS for a new superstore in Macclesfield are set to be decided by Cheshire East Council.
National supermarket group Lidl wants to build a store on the site of The Towers building between Parsonage Street and Park Street.
An application for planning permission to build the store – which will incorporate a car park, a 1,063sqm Lidl Store and 700sqm of separate retail units – is set to go before the council’s Northern Planning Committee on Wednesday, November 26.
So far a total of 34 letters of support have been sent by members of the public to the council in regard to the plans, with only one sent objecting to the proposal.
The discount grocer’s scheme has been developed in partnership with Macclesfield architect Bower Mattin.
If the plans do get the green light it is estimated the Lidl store’s opening will create 25 to 30 new jobs in the town.
Further vacancies will also be created through the other retail units on the site.
A consultation with residents was held in July after around 6,500 invitations were sent to residents to allow them to view details of the proposals.
Coun Janet Jackson, who represents Macclesfield Central ward, said: “I have not seen the plans so I would not say I support the proposal one way or another.
“But certainly competition for the town’s retail choices is always good, and Lidl seems to offer good quality and affordable products.
“The proposal does seem to be well supported around the town, and it is a good position for a Lidl store or any supermarket because at the minute there is not a whole load of choice of food outlets in that part of town.
“There’s also plans to build some apartments in that area that might be for older people who like to be able to walk to do their shopping so that would be good for them – especially as they’re going to have a cafe there as well.”
Speaking after the consultation, Chris Hawley, Lidl’s northwest property director, said the reception from the public had been good.
He said: “Generally people have been positive. Bringing the new store into the town will create welcome competition.”
●● An artist’s impression of the new store