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Letter: There are no positives in approval of Aldi store for New Milton

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SIR – We are in total agreement with Hilary Keene and R.H. Stones (Letters, 22nd January) concerning the planning approval for Aldi to build a store on Caird Avenue.

It seems that our pleas to refuse this permission have fallen on deaf ears. Indeed those agreeing to this planning permission probably live nowhere near the site and therefore have no idea as to the disruption, traffic and unhealthy atmosphere this supermarket and also the new housing site will bring.

The siting of Tesco near residential properties is more than enough to endure. There are no positive reasons in allowing Aldi to build in Caird Avenue unless Aldi have offered large incentives to our local council.

The argument that previous supermarkets have failed in the high street is arguable, and dangling the carrot of extra employment can also be used by Aldi in the high street.

A and J Pagett,

New Milton

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