Lidl: sale of Clydebank parking lot could pave way for new supermarket
A NEW Lidl supermarket could be on the way to Clydebank – if advisers give the green light to sell a site in the city.
The West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) infrastructure, regeneration and economic development committee is to approve the sale of the park and attractions next to the Kilbowie roundabout to the German company for at least £ 1million.
Lidl’s Clydebank Retail Park closed in 2019, months after a new supermarket opened on Mill Road in Yoker.
The report, for a May 12 meeting, says the sale would have an “aggregate price” of £ 1.6million, but that after “abnormal site costs” – which the report said would be capped at £ 600,000 – the council would be better off by at least £ 1million.
In the report, General Manager Angela Wilson says, “The site has not been marketed for sale and current use is designated as a Park and Ride facility but is not being well used.
“Lidl approached the city council on the possibility of acquiring the site for the development of a food store, with associated parking.
“Although the site was not marketed for sale, a consultation was held with Roads and Neighborhood to determine if they were likely to be phased out. They had no issues due to underuse but one area should be kept for sustainable travel. ”
The park and ride installation was funded by the Strathclyde Transportation Partnership (SPT). It opened in 2009, but weeks later it was called a ‘white elephant’ by residents who said hardly anyone uses it.