Lidl Public Inquiry - Altrincham Retail Park

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 – Public Inquiry

The Public Inquiry is now closed. 

Reason for the inquiry

An appeal by Lidl UK/Orchard Street Investment Management LLP (joint appellants) relating to the refusal of planning application ref. 98127/FUL/19 by Trafford Council.

The development proposed is: Extension, refurbishment and subdivision of the existing Homebase store to provide a downsized unit for Homebase and a new Class A1 food retail unit. The application also proposes the relocation of the Homebase garden centre, the reconfiguration of the existing car park and associated landscaping, and the creation of a new egress from the site.

The site address is: Unit 1, Altrincham Retail Park, George Richards Way, Altrincham, WA14 5GR

Inquiry process

An independent Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will hold the inquiry, to determine the appeal. 

Planning Inspectorate reference


Contact at the Planning Inspectorate

Tim Salter, Room 3J Kite Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN

  • Tel: 0303 444 5520
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Supporting documents

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The Core Documents List contains a list of inquiry documents. These are documents that have been created and provided during the inquiry to support the appeal process.