Plans have been submitted to Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) for a new Lidl supermarket at Hunton Bridge, near Abbots Langley.
The budget supermarket chain is looking to demolish a building on Hempstead Road and replace it with a new store.
The parcel of land between the Grand Union Canal and the A41 is currently the site of the World of Water Aquatic Centre.
If the plans are approved, the new store will be a 1,720sq ft single-storey building with 98 car parking spaces. The spaces will be made up of eight parent and child spaces, seven staff spaces and two electric vehicle charging bays.
The proposal also includes new vehicle and pedestrian access.
The plans have been met with some opposition by Abbots Langley residents.
One Upper Highway resident said: “This is a very bad location for a supermarket without any changes to the road layout. It will generate significantly more traffic than the current retail store.”
A spokesperson for Lidl said: “We’re delighted to have submitted plans to bring a new Lidl supermarket to Abbots Langley. If approved, the new supermarket would provide the local community with convenient access to Lidl’s high quality and affordable produce.
“The plans would also deliver a multi-million pound investment and new jobs for the community which, following our second increase in hourly pay rates this year, will benefit from the highest pay rates in the industry.
“We would like to thank all those who have taken the opportunity to show their support so far, and we look forward to receiving a decision from Three Rivers District Council in due course.”
For more information, search planning reference 22/1764/FUL on TRDC’s website.