STATUS: Submitted

ADDRESS: Stockton Street, Littleborough OL15 8YJ

We have recently submitted a planning application to Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council for a new Lidl store and associated works including parking and landscaping, at the site occupied by Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CIT) on Stockton Street, Littleborough, OL15 8YJ.

We would like to invite you to comment on the submitted proposal which has been registered under planning application reference number 18/00059/FUL.

Please see below for details on how to summit your comments.

Site Background

The application site is located at the junction of Stockton Street, a cul-de-sac serving Littleborough Trading Estate which is accessed off Church Street (A58). The site currently comprises warehouses occupied by Carlisle Interconnect Technologies. The site extends to 0.96 ha and is L-shaped.

To the north the site is bound by warehousing, to the east by FedEx and to the west by Littleborough Health Centre. To the south, and landscaping is located adjacent to the eastern boundary. To the west, the site adjoins Littleborough Group Practice and Health Centre and car park. To the south the site is bound by two semi-detached dwellings.

The site is situated within easy walking distance of Littleborough Town Centre.


Lidl propose to develop a new store on the site which will feature an attractive, single storey glazed frontage oriented towards the junction of Church Street and Stockton Street. The new store will extend to 1,876 sq m gross external area, with a net retail sales area of 1,104 sq m. The new store will feature a dedicated in-store bakery close to the main entrance. The delivery bay will be located adjacent to the north-west elevation of the store.

Access will be taken from Stockton Street alongside the site’s southern boundary. The car park will provide 124 parking spaces, including 7 disabled spaces and 8 parent and child spaces, along with secure cycle parking under the store entrance canopy. In addition, there will be 4 motorcycle parking spaces.

Dedicated pedestrian access will be provided to the shop from the south of the site, giving direct access to the store entrance via a zebra crossing within the car park. Bicycle parking will be provided under the entrance canopy on the southern elevation, close to the store entrance and pedestrian access route.

It is proposed that the store will be open between the hours of:

  • 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday (including Bank Holidays); and
  • 10am to 4pm Sunday.

Normally there will be a maximum of two HGV deliveries to the store per day. All store waste will be collected at the same time as the deliveries, therefore minimising HGV movements within the site.

Opportunity to comment 

The planning application has now been validated and can be viewed on the Council’s Public Access website using the following reference number 18/00059/FUL: http://publicaccess.rochdale.gov.uk/online-applications/ 

You can also write to Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council using the following email address: development.management@rochdale.gov.uk

Please include the planning application reference number 18/00059/FUL in the subject of your correspondence. The Case Officer at the Council dealing with the application is David Allen, please mark all correspondence for his attention.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to submit your comments by post, please write to the Council using the following address:

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Planning Department
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
OL16 1XU

Your comments on our proposal can be submitted by 7th March 2018, which marks the end of the statutory consultation period for the planning application.


Proposed site layout – click here

Consultation leaflet/flyer – click here