aims to create 40 new jobs at its proposed new Highbridge store
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.
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
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.
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."
proposed site is an undeveloped part of the Isleport Business Park,
off Bennetts Road."
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."
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
we first reported earlier this week, Burnham and Highbridge town
councillors discussed the proposals during a meeting on Monday evening
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."
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.
The site in Highbridge that Aldi is considering for the new store