A major supermarket chain has announced plans to move into Monks Cross.
Ten months after saying it wanted to move into three sites in York – including Monks Cross – Lidl is to submit plans to take over the old TK Maxx store at the shopping centre.
That would mean the discount retailer would be next door to the long-established Sainsbury store there.
Lidl has now began a consultation on its plans, which include a new drive-thru unit with an operator yet to be announced.
If approved, the multi-million pound investment would aim to create around 40 new jobs, and “help to serve the growing community in and around Monks Cross”.
The new supermarket would have a sales area of 15,700 sq ft.
It would boast an in-store bakery, customer toilets and a car park with 176 spaces – including two rapid electric vehicle charging points.
New trees and landscaping is included in the plans.
A spokesperson for Lidl GB said:
We are delighted at the prospect of bringing a new store to Monks Cross and hope that as many people as possible are able to participate in this public consultation. We look forward to sharing our plans and are excited to receive feedback from local residents.
The public can read more about the plans, and leave feedback, at the consultation website here.
If you want to discuss the proposals, you can email the consultation via [email protected] or phone 0800 089 0361.
TK Maxx moved out of this store in 2020, moving in with Homesense in another unit on Monks Cross.
Now the UK’s sixth-largest supermarket group, Lidl has £1.3bn investment plans in the UK. It also wants to find locations for new stores in Clifton and Fulford in York.