SUPERMARKET chain Lidl say they have altered the design of their planned Holmfirth store.
After assessing the responses from its public consultation, the store says they have changed aspects of the store’s design.
The German supermarket firm Lidl revealed in September that it hoped to build a 1,000-square metre store near Holmfirth.
The retailer has earmarked the Riverholme Works site currently occupied by Sicame Electrical Developments on Huddersfield Road. The electrical company plans to move its manufacturing work to a site on Leeds Road in Huddersfield.
At a meeting with villagers the store revealed in promotional leaflets: “You asked us to alter the design of the building – we have increased the use of stone, added stone archway features and reduced the height of the building.
“We have also altered the roof design to a traditional pitched flat tile roof.”
The supermarket says they have also considered the impact of the environment, carrying out a full ecology report. They promised to retain “the majority of trees on site” and provide bat boxes within the building.
As a result of the feedback there will be two motorcycle parking spaces as well as 65 car parking spaces.
And they’re looking at road safety, proposing a right hand turn lane into the site and a pedestrian island.
Lidl says its new supermarket will be a ‘community foodstore’ and it will create between 20 and 25 full and part-time jobs.