Lidl store planned for town moves closer


Plans for a Lidl supermarket in Bentley have moved forward with more planning details sent into Doncaster Council bosses.

The store is planned for land which includes the site of the Rostholme Club, in Bentley, Doncaster.

Planning officials have now received the full planning application for the scheme, which has been validated by officials.

That means they can now start on consulation on the scheme with the public and assess it further.

The supermarket chain wants to build a store on the Askern Road site. It has also applied to knock town the club, 15 homes, a bookmakers and some garages.

The homes which would be demolished include five houses on Askern Road.

Council flats on Redbourne Road would also be knocked down.

Official plans drawn up by the discount food store state there would be around 40 jobs at the shop.

They state: “The granting of planning permission for the erection of a new Lidl foodstore would increase the retail offer and boost the local economy.

“The new Lidl foodstore would create up to 40 employment opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.”