Aldi store to cre­ate 40 new jobs as plans await green light

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

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

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