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Planned Lidl store ‘will create traffic chaos’

An artist's impression of the Lidl store

An artist's impression of the Lidl store

A SUPERMARKET slated for construction close to a busy junction in the Capital will create “traffic chaos”, locals have warned.

The attack came after international discount chain Lidl confirmed it wants to build a store in Inchview Terrace in the east of the city.

Lidl bosses said the store would create up to 30 jobs and feature a 48-bay car park.

But residents said a new supermarket would make already congested roads intolerable and undermine small businesses.

Local car mechanic Arfan Singh, 27, said: “With all the people coming in and out of central Edinburgh, and people using this supermarket, I think there will be chaos on the roads.”

Alasdair Fowle, Lidl public relations manager, said: “The feedback from the local community so far has been overwhelmingly positive.”

 

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