DISCOUNT grocery retailer Lidl is targeting Keighley for a new store.

The town is among a list of "preferred site locations" published by the company, highlighting areas of the country where it's interested in acquiring sites for outlets.

Landowners with potentially-suitable plots are being asked to come forward.

The move is part of £1 billion-plus plans by Lidl to add 1,000 new stores to its portfolio by the end of 2023.

It has opened more than 20 so far this year.

Lidl says it is seeking "prominent sites, easily accessible with a strong pedestrian or traffic flow", and is also interested in mixed-use sites.

Christian Härtnagel, for Lidl GB, said: “We are calling on developers and landlords to help find potential sites for us to build stores, which demonstrates the continued ambition we have to further expand our store portfolio across the nation. Despite the challenges of the past year, we still managed to meet our ambitious target of opening, on average, one new store per week across Great Britain.

"We are looking forward to opening more stores throughout the country and welcoming new colleagues in the coming months and years, so that more communities can access quality food at the lowest prices on the market."

Full requirements for potential sites can be found at