Aldi store to create 40 new jobs as plans await green light
SUPERMARKET chain Aldi is hoping to start building its new store in Poynton this summer.
The company will build its latest branch on the Texaco service station on London Road South.
The site includes the existing petrol station, former Brookfield Motors car showroom and the former Foyer Bar and Landing Restaurant.
A scheme by Brookfield Hydro Motors was given the green light by planner last July.
Aldi then bought the site in October and has since submitted amended plans to Cheshire East Council.
The new Aldi store will include a sales area of 1,140sqm and 100 car parking spaces, including five disabled and eight parent and child spaces.
Its arrival will create 40 new jobs.
The new plans are due to be decided later this month.
So far most reaction to the scheme has been positive, however some residents have complained that proposed signage advertising the store is out of keeping with the areas.
In a newsletter circulated in the community a spokesman for Aldi said: “Aldi believes that the provision of a new food store will complement existing businesses in Poynton, whilst also providing more choice for local residents.
“Aldi’s store will be a high-quality, single storey, attractive new building, which provides a modern shopping environment for local shoppers. The layout would also feature a car park for customers, and an additional small retail unit to the front of the site.
The success of Aldi to secure the site will make tough reading for Tesco, which in 2007 was denied permission to build on the same site by the former Macclesfield borough council.
●● An artists impression of the proposed Aldi store in Poynton