Chesterfield Lidl store will create up to 20 new jobs when it opens

Lidl was founded in Germany in 1930.
Lidl was founded in Germany in 1930.

Work to build a Lidl supermarket on Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield has begun.

Last year, Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee approved proposals for the German company to relocate its existing store from Foljambe Road to Chatsworth Road.

The shop will open at the former site of Perrys' Ford garage, which is now based at land opposite the Alma Leisure Park off Derby Road.

Lidl is working with Castlehouse Construction to build the store and work is expected to take around six months.

The shop is due to open next summer, creating up to 20 new jobs.

Graham Burr, Lidl UK’s regional head of property, said: "There's been much anticipation for this new Lidl store and it's great that we are now in a position to break the ground and start the build.

"We are extremely grateful for all the support that we have received so far, and would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding while we enter this next phase of the development."

Nearly 150 car parking spaces will be provided as part of the multi-million pound investment and Lidl has also been told it must install a cycle route to serve the site.

The company also has outline planning permission for eight homes to be built on land off Goytside Road and five homes to be built on land at the junction of Factory Street and Goytside Road, close to where the store will be.

A Lidl spokesperson previously told the Derbyshire Times: "We are currently considering the best option for our existing premises on Foljambe Road and will share any firm plans with the community as soon as we're in a position to do so."