The site of a supermarket which closed earlier this year has been sold to a mystery buyer.

The Lidl in Drayton Road, Mile Cross closed on April 30 as it was one of the German brand's oldest in the country, having opened in 1995.  

Despite local opposition, the site was still closed and put on the market for £1.3m. 

The 1.18-acre site currently includes the 9,000sqft store and 55 parking spaces. 

Property consultancy FHP has revealed it has now been sold following a bidding war between six companies.  

The company which has bought the site is yet to be revealed as the purchase is still being finalised.

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When it first went up for sale FHP said it would be ideal as a whole or split into smaller units, but that the site would also be suitable for redevelopment. 

It was marketed as being suitable for retail or leisure use or for housing development, a care home or retirement living.

Lidl fans need not despair though, as there is another store less than half a mile away in Aylsham Road.