Supermarket giant Lidl eyes four West Leeds communities for new stores

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Up to four new Lidl stores may be built in West Leeds – but the company stressed that a final decision has yet to be taken.

Media reports circulated last week that the German retail chain is hoping to double the number of its shops in the UK and had identified 89 sites across Yorkshire – including 20 in Leeds – where they’d like to set up new stores.

Lidl has identified Armley, Bramley, Pudsey and Wortley as potential sites in West Leeds.

A Lidl spokeswoman said today that last week’s report quoted a site requirements brochure – a document normally sent to land owners and commercial agents to help the supermarket giant find sites for possible stores. She added:

“While the four [West Leeds] places are areas of interest to us, we don’t currently have anything firm in the pipeline for them.”

The requirements brochure states that Lidl is looking for ‘prominent sites in town, district, edge of centre or out of town locations’, ideally with ‘main road frontage with easy access and strong pedestrian or traffic flow’.


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