A new Lidl
Rothstone Estates and Commercial Development Projects, owners of St Michael’s Retail Park, off Rotary Way, Ripon, are working with Lidl to bring a new supermarket to the retail park. Subject to planning permission, Lidl would occupy a vacant unit on the retail park.
Before we submit a planning application to Harrogate Borough Council, we would like to know what the local community thinks of the proposals. To have your say, please complete the feedback form here.
Lidl at St Michael’s Retail Park
Lidl has a long-standing desire to open a store in Ripon and has been looking for a suitable site for some time. There are no other available sites that are suitable and closer to the city centre.
A new Lidl store here would provide more shopping choice and discounter competition to Ripon in a convenient location. Many Lidl shoppers need to travel to Knaresborough or Thirsk to do their shopping at present. Like M&S, Lidl’s offer is different from other city centre supermarkets and therefore would not compete directly with shops in the city centre.
The Lidl offer complements M&S and will create new job opportunities for local people. Lidl shoppers will also be able to take advantage of the enhanced bus link enabling linked trips to other shops and services in Ripon city centre.