04 Oct St. Modwen submits planning application for new Skelmersdale supermarket
Following the news released this summer that West Lancashire Borough Council agreed to secure the funding to deliver the £19 million first phase of the development proposals, St. Modwen has submitted a planning application for a new 1,269 sqm store in Skelmersdale which will be operated by supermarket giant Lidl.
This signifies a major step forward as St. Modwen and West Lancashire Borough Council move ahead with plans to regenerate the town centre.
The food store will be located at the heart of the regeneration project representing a multi-million-pound investment in the town. The supermarket will feature facilities including an in-store bakery and car parking spaces for customers.
“It is really positive news that we can announce that a planning application has been submitted for Lidl which will become the food retail anchor for the development.
Lidl will play a major part in the successful redevelopment of Skelmersdale town centre. This is the start of a long anticipated regeneration programme and we are pleased to be bringing this national retailer to town.”
Paul Batho, Development Director at St. Modwen
Lidl will also join popular discount store B&M who will also open a 20,000 sq ft unit in the town centre.
Plans for the redevelopment include extensive improvements to the public realm, a new pedestrian link between the college and the Concourse Shopping Centre, as well as enhancements to the public areas outside the library and Nye Bevan Pool.