Lidl plans new Cavan supermarket

Lidl plans to knock its Cavan town supermarket and replace it with a new store.

The German retailer has applied for planning permission for the major project, which will increase its overall floorspace.

Located on the Ballinagh road in Cavan town, the supermarket was first granted planning permission in 1999.

Lidl now aims to demolish the outlet, which totals 1,596 sqm and replace it with a new, larger store, totalling 2,560 sqm.

Also included in the plans is the redevelopment and reconfiguration of the existing site layout, the provision of 120 car parking spaces and hard and soft landscaping. The existing vehicular access point will be retained but the HGV delivery bay will be relocated.

Associated works, including free standing and building mounted signage, a covered trolley bay, refrigeration and air conditioning plant and equipment, ESB sub-station, external lighting, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, roof mounted solar panels and cycle parking also form part of the plans.

The plans were lodged with Cavan County Council late last week, with a decision due by mid-October.

The plans follow the extension of rival German discount chain Aldi’s supermarket in Cavan town. Work on that project, which increased the overall retail space, was completed in recent months.

Aldi is also awaiting a final decision on its planned new supermarket in Cootehill. An Bord Pleanála is expected to make its decision by the end of September.