A PLANNING application has been submitted to demolish a former Co-op store in Flintshire. 

The proposal is to flatten the derelict building in Connah's Quay - which Lidl plans to build a supermarket on. 

Last year, the supermarket giant was given the green light for a store on the site - and it appears the company is taking a step closer to build it with the application to demolish the Co-op store building. 

The plans were backed by local politicians and senior members of Flintshire Council.


The former Co-op site has been vacant for over a decade. Staff at the current Lidl on Deeside Retail Park will move to the new build in Connah’s Quay when it is ready after the demolition of the former Co-op building.

The Leader: The Lidl store on Deeside Retail ParkThe Lidl store on Deeside Retail Park (Image: Google Street View)

The Deeside Retail Park store will then cease trading and be marketed for another retailer to take over. There would also be new jobs created. 

The application to demolish the former Co-op store will be decided on by Flintshire Council at a later date.