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A new Lidl store for

Crosland Moor

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Lidl would like to open a new local foodstore at the former St Luke’s Hospital site off Blackmoorfoot Road in Crosland Moor, Huddersfield.

A new Lidl store on this site would serve the growing local community and provide increased shopping choice at Lidl’s low prices to help with the rising cost of living. This project would create up to 40 new local jobs and. This proposed Lidl store would serve the existing and growing community around Blackmoorfoot Road.

Lidl is preparing to submit a planning application to Kirklees Council and we would like to know what the community thinks of the plans. To complete our survey please click here.

If you have any questions about the proposals, please email or call 0800 089 0361.

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The site

The proposed development site is located at the corner where Blackmoorfoot Road meets Turnstone Way in Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. The site is adjacent to the Avant Homes ‘Fitzwilliam Grange’ housing development at the former St Luke’s Hospital site.

The site would be ideally located for Crosland Moor residents to access Lidl’s high-quality produce at low prices, as well as serve the growing local community.

Crosland Moor Lidl location plan Maps Data: Google, ©2022 Getmapping, Infoterra Ltd & Bluesky, Maxar Technologies, The GeoInformation Group

The proposals

Lidl’s proposals include:

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A new Lidl store to the latest specification with a 1,241 sqm sales area, including modern in-store facilities like Lidl’s popular bakery and customer toilets

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Vehicle access from Turnstone Way, off Blackmoorfoot Road, with further pedestrian step entrance off Blackmoorfoot Road

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90 parking spaces, including accessible spaces and parent and child spaces, as well as cycling spaces

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Enhanced environmental features, including two Electric Vehicle Charging spaces (with capacity for more) and solar (photovoltaic) panels on the roof. Lidl has an ongoing commitment to enhance the sustainability of its existing and new stores

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Around 40 jobs for local people including full and part-time roles, all paid at least at Lidl’s competitive £10.90 per hour starting pay

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Landscaping across the site including tree planting and soft landscaping

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About Lidl GB

Since establishing itself in Great Britain in 1994, Lidl GB has experienced continuous growth and today has over 28,000 employees, over 950 stores and 13 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales.

The supermarket takes pride in providing its customers with the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices throughout Great Britain. Social responsibility and sustainability are at the core of the company’s daily operations, with the company placing a strong emphasis on its responsibility for people, society, and the environment. Lidl GB is passionate about working with British producers and sources two thirds of its products from British suppliers.

Big on quality, Lidl on price

Lidl’s operation

Lidl first opened its doors in Great Britain in 1994 and currently has over 28,000 employees, over 950 stores and 13 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales. Lidl takes pride in providing top quality products at low prices.

The Lidl retail philosophy is focused on simplicity and maximum efficiency at every stage of the business, from supplier to customer, enabling the company to sell high quality own brand and well-known products at low prices.

Local jobs

Lidl GB has long been committed to increasing wages in line with the cost of living, with a combined investment of over £50 million into hourly wages over the past five years. From March 2022, the retailer made its biggest ever investment into colleague wages, making it one of the highest paying supermarkets in the UK. In March 2023, the entry-level wage at Lidl increased to £11 an hour, making the company one of the most competitive in the industry. Lidl does not operate zero hours contracts.

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We have pledged to invest £15 billion into British food and farming by 2025, with two thirds of our products coming from British suppliers, providing our customers with fresh, locally sourced, high quality produce at excellent value. 100% of our own-brand core eggs, milk, cream, butter, fresh beef and fresh primary chicken is British. We have signed the NFU Fruit and Veg Pledge and the Back British Farming Charter. All of our British fresh meat, dairy and fruit and veg is Red Tractor Assured.


Lidl GB sells over 100 different Fairtrade certified products throughout the year, from bananas originating from Colombia, tea picked in Kenya and cocoa for our chocolate, grown in Cote d’Ivoire. In addition to the products we sell all year round, we proudly support specific Fairtrade campaigns such as Fairtrade Fortnight.

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The proposed store will meet Lidl’s high sustainability standards which are intended to minimise environmental impact over the lifetime of the store.

  • Store heating and lighting systems are controlled by a computerised Building Management System (BMS) to minimise energy consumption.
  • Motion sensors throughout our warehouses minimise electricity consumption and flow control devices are used to limit excess water usage.
  • The car park lighting is switched off overnight and is controlled by a lux sensor during trading hours.
  • Lidl refrigeration plant has low carbon emissions ratings and operates without the need for chlorofluorocarbons. Chilled food cabinets use night blinds to save energy overnight.
  • All stock movement within stores is manual, avoiding unnecessary energy usage or noise pollution.
  • The Crosland Moor, Huddersfield store will have 4 rapid Electric Vehicle charging points, which can charge a vehicle in 30 minutes.
  • Our delivery vehicles are used to remove waste from the store on their return journey to the nearest Regional Distribution Centre, where the waste/recyclable material is sorted and managed centrally. This also helps to reduce vehicle trips to each store.
  • Lidl are sector leaders in terms of recycling management with all cardboard and plastic produced from stores being recycled back into boxes and carrier bags, ready to be used again.


Is the site allocated for development?

The site is off Blackmoorfoot Road in Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. The site is a parcel adjacent to Blackmoorfoot Road, within the wider former St Luke’s Hospital site which has been mostly been developed by Avant Homes. This parcel sits within a wider Mixed-Use allocation in Kirklees’ Local Plan (site ref. MXS1 – ‘Land south of Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield’). The site is allocated for “Mixed use – housing and retail” – as housing has already been built out on the remainder of the site, the development of a Lidl foodstore is in accordance with the retail allocation.

How can I apply for a job at the new Lidl?

Job information is usually available between 6 months to a year following planning permission, so should the plans be approved by Kirklees Council further information will become available once the store is in build.

When is the new store at Crosland Moor due to open?

Following public consultation and design feedback, we aim to submit a planning application in Spring 2023 and expect a decision in Summer 2023. Lidl aim to build out sites as quickly as possible, so we would estimate between 12 and 18 months before the new store would be open. All these timescales are of course subject to many external factors.

What about highways?

We are confident that the new Lidl store would not have a significant impact on local highways and will be submitting a full and detailed highways assessment to Kirklees Council which will be assessed by the authority’s highways department.

Will the proposed development impact on any existing centres?

The proposed store lies on the edge of Crosland Moor local centre and will primarily serve people living in the Crosland Moor area.

There is no discount foodstore within the immediate vicinity of the proposed store, and this means that many people need to travel out of the area in order to undertake their regular food shopping.

Lidl stores compete with other discount foodstores and larger supermarkets and superstores, many of which are in out of centre locations – and they tend to complement rather than compete directly with smaller local shops. We anticipate this will be the case in Crosland Moor – and that the proposed store will encourage more people to shop locally, thereby reducing the need to travel.

In this context, we do not anticipate that the proposed store will have a significant impact upon Huddersfield Town Centre or other local centres in the area – and it is expected that this should be confirmed by the retail impact assessment currently being prepared to accompany the planning application.

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