Rub­bish clear­ance is un­der way at Lidl site

Area has been filled with waste since last year

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexander Ballinger

WORK to clear the dumped rub­bish on the future site of a Lidl store in Hayes Town has started after months of de­lays.

Trav­ellers oc­cu­pied the old Hayes Swim­ming Pool site in Cen­tral Av­enue last year and the site has been filled with waste ever since.

The dis­count su­per­mar­ket has now con­firmed that it has started work to clear the site and that construction on the new dis­count su­per­mar­ket is ex­pected to start at the end of Fe­bru­ary.

In May last year, around 40 car­a­vans were seen camped up in the car park of the boarded-up swim­ming pool site.

The trav­ellers have since been evicted but the mess left be­hind had re­mained.

There had been a de­lay in clear­ing the rub­bish from the site while ex­pert ad­vice was sought, but work started last week and is ex­pected to last three weeks.

A Lidl spokesman said in De­cem­ber : “We were in­cred­i­bly con­cerned to hear about the is­sues at our site in Hayes.

“As soon as we were made aware we started le­gal pro­ceed­ings suc­cess­fully got trav­ellers evicted.”

The spokesman added on Tues­day (Jan­uary 10): “We can con­firm that the land is in­deed be­ing cleared and will be com­pleted within three weeks.

“Construction is due to and the start to­wards the end of Fe­bru­ary.”

The stores im­pend­ing ar­rival has split the opin­ion of getwest­lon­don read­ers.

There is cur­rently a Lidl store in Uxbridge Road near Yead­ing Lane and also one in Southall High Street.

DE­LAYS: (Above) How the Lidl store in Hayes is ex­pected to look; (left) a view of the waste dumped in the Lidl site

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