Lidl 'committed' to building new store in Rickmansworth

Lidl 'committed' to building new store in Rickmansworth

Lidl 'committed' to building new store in Rickmansworth

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

Bosses of a budget supermarket remain "committed" to building a new Lidl store in Rickmansworth.

The former Rickmansworth Police Station, in Rectory Road, has been demolished and Lidl have their sights set on turning the land into a major discount food retailer.

A controversial application was thrown out by Three Rivers District Council last year after hundreds petitioned against the development.

Yet Lidl said they are eager to push ahead with plans to open a new supermarket due to the public support for the scheme.

Alasdair Fowle, Lidl spokesman, said: "Due to the overwhelmingly positive support from the local community, we remain committed to opening a new Lidl store in Rickmansworth. 

"We are currently exploring all our options and will provide further information in the near future." 

No application has yet been submitted to the district council.

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7:03pm Wed 23 Jul 14

crazyfrog says...

Just do a KEAY HOMES special and you will be sure to get permission, strange isn't it TRDC will approve the hotel going and block a supermarket, all the people I know in Ricky have welcomed the thought of a Lidl here.
Just do a KEAY HOMES special and you will be sure to get permission, strange isn't it TRDC will approve the hotel going and block a supermarket, all the people I know in Ricky have welcomed the thought of a Lidl here. crazyfrog
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10:18pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Stewbyhorn1 says...

crazyfrog wrote:
Just do a KEAY HOMES special and you will be sure to get permission, strange isn't it TRDC will approve the hotel going and block a supermarket, all the people I know in Ricky have welcomed the thought of a Lidl here.
I'm from Watford but I totally agree with you, people should welcome Lidl to the area as the offer competitive pricing and quality products, would you prefer more unaffordable housing?
[quote][p][bold]crazyfrog[/bold] wrote: Just do a KEAY HOMES special and you will be sure to get permission, strange isn't it TRDC will approve the hotel going and block a supermarket, all the people I know in Ricky have welcomed the thought of a Lidl here.[/p][/quote]I'm from Watford but I totally agree with you, people should welcome Lidl to the area as the offer competitive pricing and quality products, would you prefer more unaffordable housing? Stewbyhorn1
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9:17am Thu 24 Jul 14

UKBEARS says...

Please persist with your application Lidl - so many of us really DO want you here in Rickmansworth. It's only the objectors who usually make the most noise, but so many others look forward to welcoming Lidl - keep up the pressure to get approval !!!
Please persist with your application Lidl - so many of us really DO want you here in Rickmansworth. It's only the objectors who usually make the most noise, but so many others look forward to welcoming Lidl - keep up the pressure to get approval !!! UKBEARS
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