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Shepway says no to Lidl in Hawkinge

Contributed by editor on May 22, 2004 - 12:18 PM


SHEPWAY SAYS NO TO LIDL IN HAWKINGE

Shepway District Council has turned down plans for the proposed Lidl supermarket in Hawkinge.

The council considered it would be too big for the needs of the village and would take trade away from supermarkets in Folkestone and beyond which would also result in increased traffic to the area.

The appearance of the building was also thought to be "bland" and "utilitarian" and its "prominent site"  required a "high standard of layout, design and choice of materials".