Lidl Appeals Against Planning Refusal

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Discount supermarket Lidl has lodged an appeal against the rejection of its application to build a store on land at Icknield Way and Sears Drive.

The application was refused by Dacorum Borough Council last September, with Tring Council adding its voice to the refusal with concerns including unsuitable access on a shared residential road, increased traffic and congestion, pedestrian and road safety, along with air, light and noise pollution.

Opinion on the proposed store has divided residents, with supportive comments numbering 135 on the planning portal, many citing that the town needs an affordable store in the town. The 94 objections listed mostly cite concern over traffic, noise, pollution and its inappropriate location in a residential area.

Additional comments on the appeal were requested by 3 June, and the appeal will be decided by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State at a Public Inquiry.