A planned supermarket close to the UK’s nuclear weapons site will need an emergency 24-hour lockdown plan in case of a “major incident”. Grocery store chain Lidl wants to open a new outlet near the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Aldermaston. But West Berkshire council planner Michael Butler has recommended councillors should refuse permission. He questioned the ability of store staff to “respond adequately” in the event of an incident at AWE. In a report to the council’s planning committee, he said: “The application should be rejected.
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