BREAKING LIDL NEWS: Planning application for new discount store has been submitted

Artist's impression of the new Lidl being planned for Berkhamsted
Artist's impression of the new Lidl being planned for Berkhamsted

The planning application for the new discount food store Lidl wants to open in the Gossoms End area of Berkhamsted has now been submitted.

It will be up to Dacorum Borough Council to decide whether the German supermarket giant should be allowed to build the facility, which would create around 40 new jobs.

There would also be 30 one- and two-bedroom apartments constructed above the proposed store.

The council is aiming to have made its decision by Monday, September 15 – though the ruling could be made as early as Monday, July 7.

A 25-page design and access statement was submitted with the planning application, laying out in detail the benefits of the proposed supermarket.

The statement says: “The granting of planning permission for the proposed Lidl food store would increase the retail offer and boost the local economy.

“The new Lidl food store would also create employment opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds, providing opportunities for training and career development.

“This in turn will create an upward spiral of economic benefits.”

The food store would be built Gossoms End High Street where the Davis & Samson Demolition Contractors and Roy Chapman Cars buildings are now situated.

You can view the full planning application here or click here to read the design and access statement