Lidl welcomes An Bord Pleanála decision
Lidl has been granted planning permission for a large mixed-use development in Castleknock in Dublin, after a two-year planning process
6 July 2017 | 0
Planning permission has been granted to Lidl by An Bord Pleanála, which gives the cvompany the green light for its planned mixed-use development at Castleknock in Dublin.
The development will include a four-floor, 4,900sq m building that will include a supermarket, a medical centre and several retail units.
“We are delighted with the decision from An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for our state-of-the-art store at Castleknock,” said Alan Barry director of property at the discount retailer. “We have been involved in a lengthy planning process for almost two years, and we believe this development will make a positive contribution to the local area.
“Together with our architects and planners, we have designed a development to the highest standards, which I believe complements the area and provides suitable amenities for the local community.
“We will immediately begin the process of appointing a building contractor, and aim to begin construction before the end of the year,” he added.
The plan has been criticised by some in the local area, prompting Lidl to announce plans for an open evening, at which it would advise the community on plans for construction, and hear their concerns first-hand.