Lidl takes city supermarket plans to An Bord Pleanála

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Galway Daily news Lidl takes city supermarket plans to An Bord Pleanála

Lidl is going back to An Bord Pleanála a second time to seek approval for a new supermarket in the westside area of Galway City.

Galway City Council refused planning permission for Lidl to build a supermarket at the site of the former Arch Motors on the Seamus Quirke Road last month.

Lidl planned to demolish the former Arch Motors dealership on the Seamus Quirke Road to make way for a single storey supermarket, with another retail unit attached.

The adjoining Monaghan’s Westside Shop and Filling Station was to be left intact, and a small portion of the former Arch Motors premises there would be converted to shop use.

The city council said that the proposal goes against the specific zoning objective for the site, and noted that An Bord Pleanála had already rejected similar plans for this reason in the past.

The council’s decision is once again being appeal to the higher planning authority by Lidl.