Roscommon County Council has become the latest opponent to Lidl’s planned relocation in Carrick-on-Shannon.
The local authority claims the €2-million would have an adverse effect from a locational, economic and social development perspective.
Lidl intends moving from its current base at Cortober, on the Roscommon side of Carrick, to a site at Attyrory and Attifinlay, near Tesco and Aldi.
Leitrim County Council is due to decide whether to give the new store planning permission by next Thursday, but Roscommon County Council is among some 130 objections to it.
It argues the existing Lidl store at Cortober is appropriately located to serve its catchment area, and also providing retail choice for people in Carrick.
It asks Leitrim council to take a holistic view of the town and claims the new store would have an adverse impact from a locational, economic and development perspective.
Roscommon council has given Lidl permission to change the use of its current store to a car-sales showroom and gym.
However, it claims this should not be taken in any way as an endorsement of Lidl’s apparent proposals to close the existing store at Cortober.
Lidl’s new application is a repeat as last December An Bord Pleanala refused permission, partly because it hadn’t been a specified use for its existing store.
Roscommon council claims the subsequent car-sales showroom and gym proposal may be regarded as an exercise chief motivated by the need to address these concerns.