Leeds jobs boost as Lidl receives green light for new warehouse

An artist's impression of the new warehouse. (Photo: Lidl)
An artist's impression of the new warehouse. (Photo: Lidl)

The supermarket giant has secured planning permission for the 54,000 square metre warehouse in Gildersome which Lidl says will create in the region of 400 jobs.

Ryan McDonnell, Lidl GB CEO, said: “We are... delighted to have secured planning permission for a new warehouse in Leeds this week, meaning we’ll be able to give even more households access to our high-quality affordable products in the long term.”

Lidl GB has claimed the title of cheapest supermarket after coming top in a basket comparison conducted by Which?. The monthly analysis involves comparing the average prices of a shop consisting of popular groceries at eight of the UK’s biggest supermarkets.

A basket of shopping at Lidl was over £10 cheaper than at Tesco and Sainsbury’s, and nearly £17 cheaper than Waitrose.