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St. Modwen submits plans for new Skelmersdale supermarket

St. Modwen has submitted a planning application for a new 13,659 sq ft supermarket in Skelmersdale.

The food store will be located at the heart of a multi-million pound regeneration project in the West Lancashire town.

Discount grocer Lidl will occupy the new unit, which will sit adjacent to the 20,000 sq ft B&M store announced earlier this summer.

Developer St. Modwen’s plans for the town also include a new pedestrian link between the college and the town centre, as well as enhancements to the public areas outside the library and Nye Bevan Pool.

Paul Batho, development director at St. Modwen, says: “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.”

Stuart Jardine, Lidl UK’s regional head of property, adds: “We are pleased to be moving ahead with this store, which marks another milestone in our ambitious store expansion programme.

“We’ve seen significant demand for Lidl stores across the country and look forward to offering our quality products and incredible value to shoppers in and around Skelmersdale.”