Major Supermarket Planned for Cala Homes Roman Park Development

Cala Homes Roman Park Major Supermarket Tring

Homeowners at the Cala Homes Roman Park Development in Tring, Hertfordshire, are shocked and stunned to learn of a major supermarket planned for the new housing development.

What was identified on the plans as office space, now has a planning application for a Lidl supermarket, apparently larger than the current Tesco – with access through the actual housing development, and with parking for 102 cars.

Existing residents of the new development feel they have been misled and although they agree that a small independent shop would be useful, or better still a doctor’s surgery, feel the proposed development is too large for the site, with insufficient infrastructure and is inconsistent with Dacorum’s local plan:

  • Congestion – from customer traffic and 54 ft HGVs using the residential roads of Icknield Way and Sears Drive
  • Noise pollution – from HGV deliveries, audible reversing, increased traffic, shopping trolleys and noisy refrigeration units
  • Light pollution – from 6am to 10.30pm impacting local residents, wildlife and the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty
  • Unsafe roads – from restricted access for emergency vehicles, queuing traffic, HGVs navigating turnings and increased traffic
  • Crime – from increased likelihood of anti-social behaviour and inappropriate use of car park when the store is closed
  • Loss of business for High Street shops – from encouraging people to shop out of town and loss of trade to smaller convenient stores

Comments to the plans must be submitted online by 18 July 2022.

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