Tesco blocks Aldi plans for expansion – again
Tesco has lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála regarding the development of a new Aldi store at Clare Hall in Dublin.
9 March 2017 | 0
Aldi’s ongoing plans for expansion have had a spanner thrown in the works by Tesco, which has lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála regarding Dublin City Council’s decision to give the go ahead to a new development in the Clare Hall area of North Dublin.
The Irish Times reports that Tesco, which has an outlet in Clare Hall shopping centre, said that Aldi’s proposal for a store and nursing home development on the Malahide Road “does not provide suitable mix of uses that will provide benefit for the are”.
Tesco’s appeal also states that the development fails to integrate in the local environment.
This is not the first time Tesco has objected to competition developments. In 2015, Aldi was refused permission for a development following an appeal by Tesco, while the company has also blocked a number of Lidl developments. Tesco’s action led Lidl to angrily call it a “serial objector“.
The board’s decision is due to be handed down in June.