Green Party Cllr; Paul Martin supports Residents’ fight to halt Lidl's plans to build supermarket Nr Swallownest Miner’s Welfare.

7 August 2019

Cllr Martin says; "This development will cause traffic congestion and increase air pollution while risking the health of local school children."

Planning reference number - RMBC Ref: RB2019/0582

Local activists have been campaigning against this project for some time and RGP is adding its voice and experience to the project. You can have your say too by clicking on this link for information on the planning application or going straight to comment with this one. The deadline has passed but they are still taking more objections into account.

2 of the activist’s main objections to the project are particularly close to the fundamental principles of all Greens


1: Air pollution – cause by increased car journeys to the store which is very near to the local primary school and right opposite the Swallownest pre-school.

Birds eye map


2: The likely negative impact on small and local businesses of allowing another large supermarket into the area particularly when there is another similar one (Aldi on Swallow Wood Road, less than ½ mile away) being built at the moment.


Paul Martin from the Green Party meeting local residents outside the pre-school.

Swallownest Primary


Paul says “Rotherham Green Party is standing by these passionate and determined local people as they stand up for this community and this local environment. This proposed development by Lidl not only imperils the health of local children through pollution but increases the risk of road traffic accidents in the vicinity of these schools. There is no economic argument here either as it threatens jobs and businesses in the existing village and a similar project is already underway nearby. “Essentially it's not good for the health and welfare of local young people or for the jobs of local people.”


Contact: Paul Martin 07868 569644

Have your say today and make an objection.