Lidl re-apply to build new store near rival Carrick On Shannon supermarkets

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Lidl Carrick On Shannon
Lidl Carrick On Shannon

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Lidl is seeking planning permission for a store to be built on a site in Carrick-on-Shannon where a previous application was rejected.

Last week the supermarket giant was given the go-ahead to turn the current store, on the Roscommon side of the town, into a car sales showroom and gym.

Lidl wants to move from its current location at Cortober to Attyrory and Attifinlay, near rival supermarkets Tesco and Aldi.

Last December, An Bord Pleanála refused Lidl planning permission to develop a store on the site, which is bounded by the N4 and Circular Road.

Leitrim County Council had earlier given the development the go-ahead.

One of the reasons for the refusal was because Lidl hadn’t given a ‘comprehensive proposal for an alternative use for the store at Cortober’.

Yet last week Lidl was given permission to turn this store into a car sales showroom and gym.

Now it’s re-applying to the council for a store to be built in Attyrory and Attifinlay, through Avant Ireland, who own the site.

The application is almost identical to the one lodged last year, with it involving a two-storey foodstore of nearly 3,000 square metres.

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