Lidl lodges plans for third Midlothian store
Supermarket chain Lidl has submitted a planning application to open a new store at Midlothian’s Straiton Retail Park.
Under the plans, the new store will be formed from the former Marks & Spencer store and part of the current Boots unit, which will be relocating to the new upper terrace.
The store will feature a 1,227m² sales area and facilities including an in-store bakery and customer toilets.
The new store on the Lower Terrace marks the retailer’s third in the Midlothian area. Once opened, it is expected that the new store will create up to 35 jobs for the local economy.
In preparation for the Scottish Government’s Deposit Return Scheme rollout in July 2022, the store will also have a money-back recycling station installed.
Lidl GB’s regional head of property, Gordon Rafferty, said: “We are delighted to announce plans to expand in the Midlothian area, with what will hopefully be our third store.
“A planning application has been submitted to Midlothian Council; if granted, this will mark further significant investment in the area as well as new jobs when the store opens.
“We look forward to receiving the decision in due course.”