Lidl seek to build huge new store in Castlerea

Lidl have applied for planning permission to knock down their existing store on the Arm/Williamstown Road, Castlerea, and develop a much bigger version.

  Last Thursday, the German franchise lodged a planning application with Roscommon County Council to, firstly, demolish the single-storey discount foodstore, which measures 1,794 sq. m. and was built about ten years ago. 

  They are asking the local authority to allow them replace it with a much bigger store and off-licence, measuring 2,834 sq. m.

  They have applied to redevelop and reconfigure the existing car park to provide 125 parking spaces and 14 bicycle parking spaces.

  The proposed development would be accessed via the existing vehicular access on the Williamstown Road, also maintaining the existing pedestrian access on Arm Road.

  There would also be further pedestrian access adjacent to the Williamstown/Arm Road junction, and, finally, various signage.

  The council are due to make a decision on the application by December 23.