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Will new Lidl pose a threat to Selby pedestrians and motorists?

Labour councillor Marshall is worried about the safety of residents and motorists near Staynor Hall.

Labour councillor Marshall is worried about the safety of residents and motorists near Staynor Hall.

(Via york Press) A brand new Lidl supermarket could be built in Selby has plans will be submitted to councillors in the coming weeks.

The chain hopes to build a new premises in the Staynor Hall estate of Selby, a location already earmarked for a fast-food restaurant and a pub close to hundreds of two, three and four bedroom homes.

The proposals of the new Lidl will bring a lot of jobs to the area, however, the proposals have been met with opposition from Cllr Brian Marshall, a Selby District Councillor, who believes access to the site will pose a threat to pedestrians and motorists.

He said: "Placing the site access so close to the roundabout looks like absolute stupidity - there is already far too many near misses in that area.

"It is very much a hazard and highways should be taking a look at the application when it gets submitted.

"It will cause overbearing for the residents who live close to the site with noise and litter and another fast-food outlet being open 24/7 will just cause mayhem for the residents."

A spokesman for MM Planning, the developers, said: "Our application submission is to be made to Selby District Council within the next couple of weeks and once it is lodged, the council will consult residents formally and they will be able to lodge objections with the council at that time."

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