Residents have said concerns over proposals to build a Lidl store are being 'swept under the carpet' by planning officers. An application for a 2,760 square foot Lidl supermarket in Ridge Road, Kempston will be decided in October 2016.
"The council has received hundreds of objections to the plans. But the planning officers have recommended the application is approved. A massive Lidl is not really on the same scale as a little retail outlet - what about the pollution and traffic it's going to cause, for one thing?"