#Human Rights
James O'Neill

Lidl To Open In Drogheda Immediately If RGDATA Were To Remove Their Appeal.

The Lidl discount food store has made a commitment to commence construction of their store at the new M1 Retail Park if RGDATA were to withdraw their appeal.

The people of Drogheda could have to wait for a further six months before receiving a decision from An Bord Pleanala.

After receiving the approval form Drogheda Borough Council on the 7th July last the people of the town were so disappointed to find out that RGDATA could prevent Lidl from opening in Drogheda like this."

Lidl who's closest store would be in Balbriggan is due to open in Ardee and Dundalk within the next three months leaving Drogheda the largest town in the country without a store yet again. The company confirmed through survey's carried out on its Balbriggan store that over 40% of its business was from Drogheda showing a high level of leakage from the town.

Who are RGDATA you ask?
RGDATA- Supervalu / Spar / Centre / Londis / Mace and Cost Cutters are all local members of this organisation.

Considerable pressure is mounting on local RGDATA representatives to remove the appeal lodged against Lidl granting of planning permission.

RGDATA have stated that this is a Board policy to object and lodged appeals on all applications for discount food stores that are not located in town centres throughout the Country. Why can RGDATA who supposedly represent the smaller food stores try and delay or even prevent the development of a Lidl store in Drogheda after its has the backing of the Council Planners, Councillors and the people.

Please sign this petition to tell RGDATA that the people of Drogheda area

WANT the RIGHT to choose where they shop.

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The We Want a Lidl Store in the Drogheda Area petition to James O'Neill was written by James O Neill and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.