Council and Langtree seal final land deal at Hollinwood Junction

Date published: 24 January 2024

Developer Langtree has agreed to sell a two-acre plot forming part of the Hollinwood Junction employment scheme on a subject-to-planning basis to discount food retailer Lidl. 

The Hollinwood Junction scheme is being delivered in partnership with Oldham Council.

It is proposed that a 14,300 square foot store and associated car parking will be developed on the site. 

Lidl is expected to undertake public consultation imminently to support its planning application later in Q1 of this year. 

The deal follows recent planning permission for 192,000 square feet of industrial and trade units on the site, which would conclude the employment element of the £40m project.

Josh Downes, senior development manager at Langtree, said: “The sale of the remaining land to Lidl would see the completion of the employment scheme at Hollinwood Junction.

"Their arrival will provide a more varied retail offer to the area as well as local jobs and rateable income for the local authority.

“Whilst Lidl progress their plans, we will be pushing on with preparation for the delivery of the new industrial units, putting the final pieces in place for the employment-generating aspects of the investment.”

Cllr Arooj Shah, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “Our investment in developing Hollinwood Junction has brought quality new jobs and businesses to the area.

“It’s fantastic that the final piece of the employment site is concluding with another major development.

“The Hollinwood Junction project will also see us develop 150 much-needed new family homes on land next to the former Kaskenmoor School site.

“We’re proud to be working with Langtree to deliver these opportunities for Oldham.”

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