Lidl brings gvernment int Ely stre battle

GERMAN supermarket chain Lidl is calling in the Gvernment in its fight t bring a new stre t Ely. The cmpany, which wants t put a new supermarket directly ppsite Tesc in Angel Drve, has taken its case t appeal. Nw a planning inquiry will be hel

GERMAN supermarket chain Lidl is calling in the Gvernment in its fight t bring a new stre t Ely.

The cmpany, which wants t put a new supermarket directly ppsite Tesc in Angel Drve, has taken its case t appeal.

Nw a planning inquiry will be held giving Lidl the chance t put its case t an inspectr appinted by the Gvernment wh will make the final decisin n its plans.

Lidl wants t build a 1,342 square metre supermarket n the site f EMG Mtrs in Angel Drve.


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The prject wuld invlve demlishing the present car shwrm and building an access rad t the rear f the ne-acre site where Lidl has future plans fr new tw bedrm hmes.

The cmpany had been lking fr a site in the city since 1994 and claimed its plan wuld bring up t 40 new jbs.

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But East Cambridgeshire District Cuncil planners rejected the scheme fearing that it wuld prmte ut f twn shpping and harm the "vibrancy and vitality f the city centre".

Lidl has already submitted a secnd planning applicatin fr the supermarket t the district cuncil after rganising a public meeting in the city t gauge public supprt.

Anyne wishing t cmment n Lidl's plans befre the inquiry can d s nline befre March 12 by visiting www.planningprtal.gv.uk/pcs

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