A BUSINESS leader last night spoke out against a proposal to build a supermarket.
Lidl this week announced plans to open a new store in Holmfirth.
But Holme Valley Business Association president Royston Rogers yesterday attacked the retailer’s plan to move in to Bridge Mills on New Road.
“I honestly can’t figure where customers are supposed to park once they put the shop there because there won’t be space to swing a cat,” he said.
“It’s a very small site and people have been complaining for years when articulated lorries deliver to the mills. If you add customer traffic to that, it will add to the chaos.
“Someone must be sitting on their brains.”
Mr Rogers said the development would not benefit the town.
“I can’t see that it would bring anything to the area,” he said.
“I don’t think any good will come of this for the people of Holmfirth.
“Huddersfield is getting a new swimming bath out of Tesco. What are we getting out of Lidl other than more chaos?”
Lidl this week delivered leaflets to hundreds of homes in Holmfirth informing residents of the plan to set up shop in the town.
The retailer claims the proposed store would have a stone facade which would “blend with neighbouring properties and reflect the architecture of the surrounding area.”
Lidl also says the development would create between 20 and 25 jobs.
The company is running a public consultation on the proposal at Holmfirth Civic Hall from noon to 5pm on Monday.
Lidl spokeswoman Adrienne Forrest could not be reached for comment yesterday.