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East Herts Council grants Lidl licence for Bishop's Stortford store

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East Herts Council has granted Lidl's licensing application in full for its new supermarket in Bishop's Stortford.

The German chain's request for permission to sell alcohol from 7am to 11pm seven days a week at a store it hopes to build in Stansted Road prompted objections from neighbours.

As a result, a licensing sub-committee convened on Monday (May 9) to hear evidence and discuss the residents' concerns about traffic and anti-social behaviour.

Plans for a new Lidl in Bishop's Stortford (56577361)
Plans for a new Lidl in Bishop's Stortford (56577361)

After a meeting lasting almost 50 minutes, the chairman Cllr David Andrews said the panel had considered the complaints, but "there did not seem to be any substantial evidence to support the concerns raised".

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