Second planning application made for Westside Lidl store

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Galway Daily news Second planning application made for Westside Lidl store

A fresh planning application has been made for the construction of a new Lidl supermarket in the Westside area of Galway City.

Lidle Ireland GmbH is seeking planning permission for the demolition of the former Arch Motors premises on the Seamus Quirke Road, along with workshops and outbuildings to the rear of the site.

In its place Lidl plans to build a single storey supermarket with a total of approximately 1,606sqm of floor space.

This second run at the development also includes plans for another retail/commercial unit with a floor space of 226sqm attached to the supermarket building.

The adjoining Monaghan’s Westside Shop and Filling Station will be left intact, and a small portion of the former Arch Motors premises there will be converted to shop use.

Revisions would also be made to the existing vehicle and pedestrian access points to the site, and to the right turn lane on the Seamus Quirke Road.

The City Council has previously approved plans for a Lidl supermarket here in June of 2020, but that decision was overturned by An Bord Pleanála last November.

In refusing planning permission at that time, the Bord said that due to the C1 zoning objectives of the site, and with other supermarkets already present in the area, it would be against proper planning to give the application the go ahead.

Galway City Council is due to make a decision on this fresh planning application by November 4 of this year.