Borough responds to Morrisons concerns

Artist's impression of new Morrisons store planned for Hemel Hempstead town centre April 2013
Artist's impression of new Morrisons store planned for Hemel Hempstead town centre April 2013

Planning bosses have responded to objections raised by the Environment Agency against the development of a supermarket on Marlowes in Hemel Hempstead.

The body was just one of three consultees, which also included Thames Water and a neighbour of the proposed site of a new Morrisons store and petrol station, who raised concerns about the plans.

Assistant director for planning, development and regeneration at Dacorum Borough Council James Doe said: “We know that the developers are aware of the full range of issues raised by the Environment Agency and are in on-going dialogue with them to address the concerns expressed. We have been working with Morrisons and the Environment Agency to address the important matters of ground water protection, nature conservation and flood risk.”

The application will be considered formally by borough councillors at a development control meeting later in the year.