A group of Dunboyne residents has told supermarket giant Lidl there is not a cat in hells chance of them agreeing to where the company’s proposed store is to be located.
Carmel Gormley, who is involved with a new WhatsApp group, called Dunboyne Lidl Planning Ap, told Meath Live there are a number of concerns that need to be addressed by the supermarket chain.
She said, ‘ From attending the public meeting last Tuesday night it was clear people are not anti Lidl in Dunboyne, they are just not happy with the proposed location.
‘Two main problems have jumped out, firstly the traffic management plan they have in place does not look to be viable and secondly their proposals are not in keeping with the look of the area.
‘Lidl were granted planning permission for a store on Upper Drumcondra Road by Dublin City Council but that decision was overturned on appeal by Bord Pleanála with some of the reasons given including that it was not in keeping with the area and there was no commercial need for it as the area was already well served and I would feel the same reasons would apply in Dunboyne.
‘It would be our intention within the next week to hold a meeting in which anyone interested in objecting to the location can attend and put their views across, we feel we may stand a better chance of being heard as a collective voice rather than as a group of individuals.’