Newcastle students could FINALLY be getting a Lidl

The supermarket chain has drawn up plans for Portland Road in Shieldfield

After years of being without a local Lidl, Newcastle students might finally have their wish granted, but will have to wait just a Lidl longer.

The supermarket chain known for their reasonable prices and their bakery, has submitted planning permission to Newcastle City Council to build on a Portland Road wasteland.

The plans have been met with enthusiasm from the local community. When asked about the proposals in December 2020, Newcastle City Council received a wave of support with 88 per cent of residents keen for the new supermarket to go ahead.

If the proposals are approved, a new single-storey store will be constructed with an in-store bakery alongside parking facilities and a bike shelter. Solar panels will also be placed on the roof of the building.

It is proposed that the new supermarket will be open 7am-11pm on Mondays to Saturdays, and 10am-6pm on Sundays.

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