Loughborough Echo

Views sought as supermarke­t chain reveals plan for new store creating 40 new jobs


- News Reporter By SHANNEN HEADLEY

ALDI has announced it is planning to open a store in Shepshed.

The chain has earmarked land on the corner of Fairway Road South and Leicester Road.

It said the store would create 40 full and part-time jobs, have parking for 133 cars and bicycle storage.

The company is also planning to seek outline planning permission for two drive-through restaurant­s or coffee shops on the site, with 55 parking spaces.

A public consultati­on to showcase the plans has been launched ahead of an applicatio­n to Charnwood Borough Council, with leaflets sent out to more than 2,500 residents, the company said.

Richard Thompson, property director at Aldi, said: “We are delighted to have secured a site for a store to serve Shepshed and we are extremely excited about the prospect of bringing our fresh, high-quality, low-price propositio­n to more customers.

“We believe in open consultati­on, so we’re launching a virtual public consultati­on in order to give everyone an opportunit­y to review our plans.

“We would encourage residents to provide questions and comments via the project website”. Mr Thompson said the company would demolish the buildings on the site.

“The plans form part of a wider scheme that will also deliver complement­ary units, with an Aldi store at the heart of the proposals,” he said.

“The developmen­t will enhance food shopping choice and competitio­n. “The proposals represent a realistic and deliverabl­e regenerati­on opportunit­y and we are working closely with the council to ensure our proposals are the right fit for the community.”

The proposals represent a realistic and deliverabl­e regenerati­on opportunit­y

Richard Thompson

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