Harrogate Borough Council’s Planning Committee unanimously voted to approve plans for a new Lidl foodstore to St Michael’s Retail Park, off Rotary Way, Ripon.

The £10 million retail park launched in July last year, when anchor tenant, M&S Foodhall opened its long-awaited store in the city. The Lidl store will sit alongside M&S and will create up to 40 new local jobs.