Lidl have been given permission to go ahead with their plan to demolish a Cavan store and rebuild it.
Cavan County Council have given the green light for the supermarket giants to knock their Cavan Town store and completely overhaul the site.
The Ballinagh Road retail store was one of the first Lidl stores to open in the country 23 years ago. Under their new plan Lidl want to build a new supermarket with ancillary off-licence sales on 0.9 Hectares site.
The approved plans will see the demolition of the existing single storey Discount Foodstore measuring c. 1,596 sqm gross floor space. The construction of a single storey mono-pitch (with flat roof loading bay) Discount Foodstore (with ancillary off-licence use) measuring 2,560 sqm gross floor space with a net retail sales area of 1,652 sqm. The Lidl site on the Ballinagh Road in Cavan will see 120 car parking spaces, a covered trolley bay area, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, roof mounted solar panels, cycle parking, modification of existing drainage, utility and services infrastructure and connections.
Plans submitted to Cavan County Council will also see all other associated and ancillary development and works above and below ground level carried out. The plan had received a number of submissions from the public on the plans for the new food market.
The Planning Application is accompanied by a Natura Impact Statement and significant further information and revised plans have been submitted.