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Lidl Ireland Welcomes Planning Grant For Knocknacarra Store

By Donna Ahern
Lidl Ireland Welcomes Planning Grant For Knocknacarra Store

Lidl Ireland said that it welcomes the decision from Galway City Council to grant planning for its development in Knocknacarra, creating 30 new local jobs once the store opens.

This is the second time in recent months that Lidl has successfully worked with Galway City Council to achieve a positive planning outcome, the discounter said.

“Following our recent successful planning application by Galway City Council for our new store at Arch Motors, we once again welcome the decision from the Council on our proposed site in Knocknacarra," said Paul Downey, regional property executive, Lidl Ireland.

Construction Commencement 

The retailer said that it has worked closely with architects and planners to arrive at a final bespoke design that Galway City Council agree will contribute positively to the Knocknacarra area.

As such, the retailer noted that it hopes the local community will see no delays in getting construction underway.

Lidl highlighted that it intends to put this project out to tender in December following a final decision from Galway County Council, with a view to commencing construction in January 2021.

The move will create the equivalent of 50 full time construction jobs for a year, it said.

The planned store will incorporate a range of sustainability features including an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System, electric vehicle charger spaces and a solar panel system. 

The new development in Knocknacarra will also have opportunity for a café operator and three other retail units which are yet to be filled, Lidl added. 

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