Cllr. Damien O’Reilly has told Meath Live that last nights Zoom meeting between supermarket giant Lidl and residents of Dunboyne to discuss the chains proposed new store in the centre of the village was ‘a disaster.’
He also claimed that the only issue to emerge with any clarity is that what Lidl propose will destroy the village.
He said, ‘I expect this proposal to end up in “Urban Planning Warfare” and this process may go on for 4 or 5 years. Similar to the situation in Douglas in Cork, Clonmel in Tipperary and the ongoing issue over the Lidl site in Kells, as residents want Lidl in Kells but not at the site they own.
‘The community is enraged and will use every tool in the planning system to stop this application including a judicial review in the High Court”, concluded Cllr. O’Reilly.
‘The only clarity to come from this evenings Zoom meeting is that Lidl plan to destroy Dunboyne village centre must be challenged by every resident of Dunboyne.
‘Every resident must object to Meath County Council with a letter and a €20 fee to help save Dunboyne village centre as we know it.’