Published:
November 15, 2016
Aldi aims to create 40 new jobs at its proposed new Highbridge store

Supermarket giant Aldi has confirmed it hopes to create up to 40 new jobs when its builds a new store on Highbridge's Isleport Business Park.

As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here on Tuesday, the German supermarket chain is drawing up plans for a new store on vacant land near the junction with the A38 through Highbridge.

An information leaflet will be distributed to residents and businesses in the area asking for people's views, before the firm submits a formal planning application.

An Aldi spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Aldi is delighted to confirm that we would like to open a neighbourhood discount food store in Highbridge, to give local people in Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea easier access to the popular Aldi offer."

"The proposed site is an undeveloped part of the Isleport Business Park, off Bennetts Road."

"A new Aldi would create up to 40 new jobs and the contemporary building would provide an attractive gateway to the wider estate, encouraging further investment and attracting more visitors for the benefit of new and existing businesses."

Aldi's leaflet is scheduled to be distributed in late November and if local people would like further information regarding Aldi's proposals, email the project team at ALDIHighbridge@planningpotential.co.uk

As we first reported earlier this week, Burnham and Highbridge town councillors discussed the proposals during a meeting on Monday evening (November 14th).

Cllr Phil Harvey said: "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."

While no formal planning application has yet been submitted by Aldi, the firm is already in talks with local authorities. Burnham-On-Sea.com understands that Aldi representatives have visited Highbridge in recent days to see the site.

Pictured: The site in Highbridge that Aldi is considering for the new store

 

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