Lidl given go-ahead to build new supermarket on Civil War monument

Battle looming after Lidl bosses are given the go-ahead to build a new supermarket on the site of an English Civil War monument

  • Civil War monument known as the Bulwarks under attack from Lidl supermarket
  • Site of the remains of low walls built to protect Carmarthen, west Wales, in 1651
  • Is earmarked for new discount store to be build in line with planning application

The defences have stood firm for the best part of 400 years.

But now a Civil War monument known as the Bulwarks is under attack yet again – from a Lidl supermarket.

The site of the remains of low walls and ditches – which were built to protect the town of Carmarthen, west Wales, in 1651 – has been earmarked for a new discount store.

A Civil War monument in Carmarthen, west Wales, known as the Bulwarks (pictured) is under attack yet again – from a Lidl supermarket

But historians at the Carmarthen Civic Society said the Bulwarks were ‘considered to be the best surviving example of town defensive earthworks’ from the war between the Roundheads and Cavaliers, and opposed the application.

They said: ‘It is particularly disappointing that the proposal pays scant regard to the historical importance of the site and its relevance to the historical landscape of the town.’

Lidl said it will work with the Welsh government’s preservation body, Cadw, and build the shop in line with its planning application.

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