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Thursday 14 December 2017

Terenure locals lose battle to halt new Lidl

LIDL has been granted permission to build a discount store in Terenure, despite opposition from some locals.

The German supermarket will build on the former Sunway World site at Rathfarnham Road and Beechlawn Way.

Dublin City Council has granted permission for the 2,264 sq m store, subject to a number of conditions.

These involve external signage, water requirements, archaeological requirements, drainage, the exact location and extent of the off-licence to be agreed, landscaping and finishes.

The Terenure area is now in the sights of a number of major supermarket chains, including Aldi and Tesco.

The three-storey Lidl structure will include a bakery and will have 74 surface-level car parking spaces.

Local councillor Edie Wynne (FG) said today that she planned to put down a number of questions to the City Manager about the development.

Locals had expressed concerns about Beechlawn Way where parents went to and from school three times a day, she said.

A number of local residents associations, including Terenure Residents Association, St Joseph's BNS, Rathgar Residents Association, and Fr Francis McDonnell PP, had all made submissions to the city council before permission was granted.

Aldi has already received permission for its planned store in Terenure but the plan is currently on appeal with An Bord Pleanala.

Tesco also plans to build a convenience store on the site of the former Quinlan's pub.

The suburb hit the headlines earlier this year after locals insisted Terenure should be moved into a more "middle classs" Dail constituency of Dublin South-East.

mlavery@herald.ie

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