Lidl lodge supermarket plans for Main Street in Newcastle
The Lidl supermarket site on Main Street Newcastle

Lidl lodge supermarket plans for Main Street in Newcastle

MAIN Street Upper in Newcastle could be the location of a new Lidl supermarket, if a recent application for planning permission is successful.

The German discount supermarket chain lodged the plans for a new supermarket this month, to consist of a single-storey discount food supermarket with ancillary off-licence use.

The proposal provides for a mono­pitch roof and overall building height of c. 6.74 metres, measuring c. 2,207sq.m gross floor space with a net retail sales area of c. 1,410sq.m.

The construction of a vehicular access point to Main Street Upper and associated works to the carriageway forms part of the application.

The works to the carriageway include the partial removal of a boundary wall/façade, while the modification of existing footpaths/public realm and associated and ancillary works including proposed entrance plaza are included.

A number of demolition works are included in the proposal, such as the demolition of part of an existing rear southern single-storey residential extension of the Kelly Estates building.

The demolition of a detached single-storey accommodation/residential structure and ancillary wall/fence demolitions to the rear of existing Kelly Estates building, and the demolition of existing single-storey stable building along Main Street and construction of single storey retail/cafe unit is included.

Permission is also being sought for the renovation and change of use of an existing vacant two-storey vernacular townhouse structure to Main Street, and single storey extension to rear, for retail/commercial use (single level throughout) totalling c. 61sq.m.

Provision of associated car parking, bicycle parking, and staff bicycle parking shelter, pedestrian access routes and ramp and stair structures (to/through the southern and western site boundaries to facilitate connections to potential future development), is included.

It’s noted in the application that the original Kelly Estates building, which is a protected structure, will not be modified.

A decision on the application is due from South Dublin County Council by September 19.

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