STATUS: Consultation

ADDRESS: 319 Worsley Road, Eccles, Manchester M30 8BW

The site is located on Worsley Road (the B5211) adjacent to the existing shops and facilities of Winton.

The site was previously used as a Public House called the Brown Cow and comprises the public house building, along with the surrounding car park and land to the rear. The pub was permanently closed in 2015 and subsequently the site has been derelict since. The site has suffered from anti social behaviour and vandalism since the closure and was recently subject to arson. A previous planning consent was granted for a residential scheme but fell through giving Lidl the opportunity to buy the site.

The surrounding area is characterised by residential dwellings and key community facilities such as Winton Community Library, Westwood Park Community Primary School, Winton Bowling Tennis and Social Club, The Magdalene Centre, and Winton Children Centre. Recreational spaces such as Winton Park and Cleavley Athletics Track are also located near to the site.

The Proposal

Lidl propose to develop a new store on the site, which will feature an attractive single storey glazed frontage with free customer parking. The new store will extend to 2,125 sq m gross internal area, with a net retail sales area of 1,325 sq m. The new store will feature a in-store bakery, fresh fruit & vegetables and a variety of award winning products. The delivery bay will be located at the side of the store away from any residential dwellings to avoid any disruption.

The existing access from Worsley Road to the site will be retained to minimise any adverse affect on traffic congestion. The car park will provide 120 standard parking spaces including 8 parent and child spaces and 7 disabled spaces, which will be positioned close to the customer entrance.

Dedicated pedestrian access will be provided from Worsley Road to the east, giving direct access to the store entrance through the car park. Bicycle parking will be provided under the entrance canopy, 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 one HGV delivery to the store per day apart from peak retail times in the year. All store waste will be collected at the same time as deliveries, therefore minimising HGV movements within the site.

The new Lidl store will provide the following benefits to the local area:

  • Career opportunities for local residents;
  • A multi million pound investment in the Winton economy;
  • Supply chain opportunities for local companies;
  • Living Wage Foundation rate for all eligible employees and no zero hours contracts;
  • Improved shopping choice and provision for residents;
  • A brand new store that will provide a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers;
  • A dedicated in-store bakery; and
  • A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area.

Opportunity to comment

Local residents have also been invited to attend a public exhibition on Friday 31st August 2018 at The Magdalene Centre, Catherine Street, Winton, Eccles M30 8JD from 2pm to 7pm.

We hope you can attend our exhibition and that you find it useful and informative to meet with the Lidl team.

We would welcome your comments on our proposal by end of August 2018, as all feedback received will be taken into consideration when finalising the design proposal.

You can 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 Winton
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 Salford City Council in September 2018.


Feedback form – download here

Site plan – download here

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