Aldi store proposals 'welcomed' by residents in survey
giant Aldi says its plans to open a huge new store on Highbridge's
Isleport Business Park are being welcomed by local residents.
first reported here
earlier this month, Aldi hopes to build a new store off Bennetts
Road, creating 40 jobs.
Before submitting its planning application to Sedgemoor District
Council, the retailer is encouraging local people to let it know
their views on the proposals - and a feedback form has been distributed
to almost 3,000 local homes.
Aldi spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "The initial
response to the leaflet has been even better than expected, with
almost everyone saying they would welcome the store."
"Many of the comments received highlight that local people
would like more shopping choice and as many people currently travel
to Aldi stores in Weston-Super-Mare or Bridgwater, having an Aldi
closer to home would save them time and money.
Anyone who requires a copy of the leaflet or further information
can email an Aldi via email@example.com
proposed store would have a sales area of 1,254 square metres and
102 car parking spaces, including spaces for customers with special
expects to submit a planning application to the council in December,
a decision on the application would then be expected in spring next
councillors and Burnham and Highbridge Chambers of Trade are currently
awaiting the company's seperate retail impact assessment study to
analyse what impact the new store would have on local businesses.