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STATUS: Submitted

ADDRESS: Former PC World, 750 Chester Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0WZ

Lidl are proposing to refurbish and subdivide the existing former PC World unit located at 750 Chester Road, directly opposite Stretford Sports Village, to form a new Lidl store and a small retail unit, and are seeking your views on the development proposals.

Lidl are committed to public consultation and we are therefore delighted to be able to provide members of the local community with an overview of the proposed development options. This website enables you to view the public consultation leaflet, which was recently sent to local addresses, as well as download the most recent plans for the proposed development.

You can also sign Lidl’s online petition to register your support for the proposal by clicking on the link provided below.



The site is broadly rectangular in shape and extends to 0.89 ha in size. To the north, the site is bound by trees and shrubs with residential properties located beyond. Ravenswood Road runs the full length of the site’s north-eastern boundary with a pair of semi-detached properties located on the north-eastern boundary of the site. Chester Road runs adjacent to the site’s south-eastern boundary. To the west, the site is bound by trees and shrubs, with residential properties beyond on Haydock Close, and Avondale Road.



Lidl propose to refurbish and subdivide the existing former PC World unit to form a new Lidl store and a small retail unit. The refurbished unit will feature an attractive, single storey glazed frontage to Chester Road, with car park extending to the east, south and west of the store.

The Lidl store will extend to 2,953 sq. metres gross external area (GEA), with a net retail sales area of 1,363 sq. metres. The new store will feature a dedicated in-store bakery close to the main entrance. The delivery bay will be located to the west of the store. The ancillary small retail unit will measure 526 sq. meters (GIA) with the entrance located on the north-eastern elevation of the building.

Access to the site will be taken from Ravenswood Road along the site’s eastern boundary as per the existing arrangement for the site. The car park will provide 103 standard parking spaces, with 8 disabled spaces, and 8 parent and child spaces, which will be positioned close to the customer entrance. The car park will provide 119 spaces in total.

The existing dedicated pedestrian access from Ravenswood Road will be maintained, giving direct access to the store entrance through the car park. Pedestrians will also be able to access the store from Chester Road through the proposed stepped access adjacent to the existing bus stop. Bicycle parking will be provided under the entrance canopy on the northern 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

A public exhibition will be held on Monday 25th September 2017 at Stretford Sports Village, Great Stone Road, Stretford, Manchester M32 0ZS, from 1pm to 6pm.

3085 leaflets were posted to local residents and businesses surrounding the site informing them of the proposal. The leaflet included a pre-paid response card inviting people to provide comments. The brochure can be viewed via the ‘download pdf’ button to the right of this page.

We would welcome your comments on our proposal by 2nd October 2017 as all feedback received will be taken into consideration when finalising the design proposal.

Please provide your feedback by completing the form below and returning this to us in the pre-paid envelope.

You can also write to us using the following email address:

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

Lidl Stretford
Rapleys LLP
55 Spring Gardens
M2 2BY

Please support our proposal by signing our online petition:

We will consider all feedback returned to us and, where possible and appropriate, use it to make changes to our plans.

We hope to submit a planning application for the site to Trafford Council during October 2017.


Proposed Site Layoutclick here

Consultation leaflet/flyerclick here