Still no start date for Lidl

German supermarket chain Lidl are keeping tight-lipped over construction work start dates for their Berkhamsted store.

Thursday, 11th February 2016, 1:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 7:20 am

So far no building has begun on the Gossoms End site, even though the Roy Chapman garage moved out in November after 41 years.

A Lidl spokesman said: “We are due to start standard on-site remedial works, for example conducting an archeological survey in the near future, and construction will follow from that but we don’t have a firm date yet.”

The controversial plans got the green light from Dacorum Borough Council’s development control committee by just one vote in September 2014, despite more than 350 residents signing a petition against the supermarket moving into the town.

On the other side of the coin, more than 700 people signed a petition in favour of it – and they should get their wish by the end of the year.