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Multi-million pound plans for new Lidl store on Dungannon site derelict for decades

Ann Street development site
Mid Ulster Council had been marketing the site as a 'Gateway Development Opportunity' back in 2017

A new multi-million pound Lidl store looks set to be built in Dungannon.

The retailer has set its sights on an expansive and prominent site at Ann Street.

The proposals fall within the major category of development and, as such, a pre-application notice has been made.

The plan is for a “discount supermarket and cafe” stretching to close to 30,000 sq ft on what is land which has been derelict for the best part of 40 years

The site was sold for £3 million in 2007 before the former Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council bought it for £575,000 in 2014.

Previously, plans for a £10m mixed use scheme were lodged, however, that never came to fruition.

Meanwhile, site accesses, car parking and public realm works will be included, as well as “hard and soft landscaping and associated site works”.

Full details of what is being proposed are due to be outlined at a public consultation event in mid-February.

This is due to take place at the discount retailer’s current store at John Street.

The application has been made in the name of Ann Street Regeneration Ltd. But drawings by Clarman Architects identify the client as Lidl Northern Ireland.

The earmarked location is currently described as a “vacant brownfield site and part of car park”. It is described as being on “lands to the north of Anne Street, west of Greers Road, and east of Donaghmore Road, Dungannon”.

Anyone whose property edges the boundary of the development site will be notified of the public consultation at least a week prior.

When feedback is taken into consideration, a full planning application is expected to follow.

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