Shopping for homes: Lidl plans to build new supermarket – and 13 houses – on Kilkenny city site
Kilkenny could be set for a new supermarket if plans to build a new store, as well as over a dozen new homes, are approved by the local authority.
Lidl Ireland have applied to Kilkenny County Council to build a new supermarket on the site of their existing supermarket on the Waterford Road in Kilkenny.
As part of the plans, the German Supermarket giant is also looking to build 13 houses on a site adjoining the supermarket.
Lidl is looking for permission to demolish the existing single storey supermarket which measures 1,727 sq mts, as well as an adjoining house, to make way for the new store and homes development.
Lidl is looking to build a larger supermarket, 2,412 sq mts in size, consisting of a foodstore, off-licence and storage area in its stead. The supermarket works will include carparking, signage, covered trolley bay, landscaping, public lighting, electric vehicle charging points, roof mounted solar panels, a refrigeration and air conditioning plant, and cycle parking.
The plans also involve the construction of 13 two-storey, three bed homes on a site next door to the current supermarket. There are 20 parking spaces provided for the housing under these plans.
A decision on the plans is expected by the middle of November.