Having spoken with Lidl i would like to provide you all with an update.
Following on from the news that Lidl have purchased the old Co-Op site including the flats above the company have now met with the Council as part of the pre-application procedure prior to submitting a full application. The supermarket have informed me that these discussions went well and that they hope to be submitting their application over the next month. This works within their schedules and their intention to open the new store next year.
I will come back with more details as they become available.