Lidl want to buy the whole site to extend the store. Now the owners of the workshops affected are banding together to try and buy their properties on the site thus saving their businesses and 70 skilled jobs.
Labour’s spokesperson Richard Ryan said “We are supporting these local businesses in their fight to keep their workplaces open. We objected to the planning application by Lidl and were very disappointed when the Tory controlled planning committee approved the plan. These local businesses are really important to the local economy and the loss of so many skilled jobs would be a real blow. We wish those striving to keep these specialised businesses all the best.”