Updated: 07/03/17 : 07:05:10
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Lidl to open second Sligo store

Lidl, the popular German discount food store, is set to open a second store in Sligo having been given the green light by Sligo County Council.

The 2,920 square metre site, adjacent to the inner relief road, is expected to provide a foodstore and off-licence (2.624 sq m) plus 137 car parking spaces and a trolley bay.

Access to the site for pedestrian and cars will be provided by two entrances.

Planners for Lidl say the Mill Building, pictured, scheduled for refurbishment will be a 'dramatic, vibrant space'.

However the proposed development is not without its objectors.

Tesco stated to Sligo County Council that the project was an inefficient use of land and that a double height building with underground parking could be an alternative development.

Cathal McGuiness of Cootehall, Boyle said there were serious questions surrounding the application in relation to the need for another discount food store and resulting traffic implications.

   An architect's impression of the new Lidl development with the refurbished Mill in the foreground