A new Lidl for Castleford

Lidl would like to bring a new store to the south of Castleford on the western side of Park Road. The site is currently occupied by Buzz Bingo and it is Buzz Bingo’s intention, in the long term, to relocate to new premises within the Castleford area. 

The site is bound by Park Road to the east, the Singing Chocker Public House to the south, and commercial uses to the north and west. The existing buildings would be demolished with the site redeveloped into a brand-new purpose-built Lidl store and a drive-through unit.


The proposed Lidl store would feature an attractive glazed frontage and car parking area with high quality landscaping. Access to the site would be from Park Road. 

The new store would extend to 1,915 sq.m gross internal area with a net sales area of 1,256 sq.m. A total of 145 car parking spaces would be created for the store and drive-through unit, which includes 8 dedicated disabled spaces, 9 parent & child spaces, 2 electric vehicle charging (EVC) spaces and 10 staff parking. Both EVC spaces will also be accompanied by rapid charging points, enabling cars to be charged faster over a shorter period of time. 

It is proposed that the Lidl store will be open between the hours of:  

  • 8 am to 10pm Monday to Saturday (including Bank Holidays); and 
  • 10am to 4pm Sunday.
The store would normally receive a maximum of two deliveries per day. All store waste will be stored internally within the warehouse area and will be collected by the delivery vehicle, therefore minimising HGV movements within the site.

Benefits of the Proposed Development 

The proposals will provide the following benefits to the local area: 

  • A brand new Lidl store that will provide a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers; 
  • A dedicated in-store bakery; 
  • Improved shopping choice and provision of a new mainstream discount foodstore; 
  • A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area; 
  • Employment opportunities for local residents in the Lidl store and drive-through; and 
  • Lidl pays the Living Wage Foundation rate for all eligible employees and no zero hours contracts. 

About Lidl 

Since establishing itself in Great Britain in 1994, Lidl has experienced continuous growth and today has over 25,000 employees, over 860 stores and 13 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales.
As part of the Schwarz retail group, Lidl is one of Europe’s leading organisations in the food retail industry. With a presence in 32 countries around the world, the supermarket, which has more than 310,000 employees globally, currently operates approximately 11,200 stores and more than 200 warehouses and distribution centres.
The family supermarket takes pride in providing its customers with the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices throughout Great Britain, from Kirkwall to the Isle of Wight. 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.