to open new Highbridge store? Council welcomes firm's interest
giant Aldi is considering building a new store in Highbridge, it
has emerged this week.
firm is drawing up plans for a huge new store on vacant land next
to the Isleport Business Park, near to the junction with the A38
through Highbridge, which could create dozens of new jobs.
and Highbridge town councillors discussed the proposals during a
meeting on Monday evening (November 14th).
Andy Brewer said: "We've received information that Aldi is
considering building a new store in Highbridge at Isleport Business
Park. We should get more details soon."
Phil Harvey added: "I would ask Highbridge members to bear
in mind that this could be good news for the town centre - for just
as Burnham benefitted from hundreds of thousands of pounds of '106
funding' for the town centre when Tesco expanded its store, Highbridge
could get funding from Aldi this time."
no formal planning application has yet been submitted by Aldi, the
firm is already in talks with local authorities.
understands that Aldi representatives have visited Highbridge in
recent days to see the site.
Aldi spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "We are
always considering new locations for stores across the UK. As always,
when we have confirmed a location for a new store we will update
the local community."
The site in Highbridge that Aldi may be considering for a new store