Formal application launched for new Aldi store in Clitheroe

This Is Lancashire: Formal application launched for new Aldi store in Clitheroe Formal application launched for new Aldi store in Clitheroe

A FORMAL planning application for a new Aldi store in Clitheroe has been submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council.

The German food chain announced its intentions in October to build a new store on the former Barkers Garden Centre site, in Whalley Road.

The plans, which have been co-submitted by Rawdon Investments Ltd, also include the construction of a ‘non-food’ retail unit.

A public consultation was held in October, at which 66per cent of the 114 people who attended said that they approved, or partially approved, of the development.

Twenty per cent of residents said that they were opposed to the plan.

The company has previously said that the new store, which could include 95 car parking spaces, will create 50 jobs for residents.

The town already has four supermarkets; Tesco, in Duck Street; Sainsbury’s, in Moor Lane; Lidl, in Shawbridge Street; and Booths, in Station Road.

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10:24am Tue 28 Jan 14

Noiticer says...

Good news for Clitheroe - yet more quality products from Germany!
Good news for Clitheroe - yet more quality products from Germany! Noiticer

10:54am Tue 28 Jan 14

Pan-cake says...

Save a lot of food miles by not having to travel to Great Harwood to shop at Aldi.
Save a lot of food miles by not having to travel to Great Harwood to shop at Aldi. Pan-cake

11:14am Tue 28 Jan 14

juanbbien says...

England once a leader in Manucturing now the land of Supermarkets
England once a leader in Manucturing now the land of Supermarkets juanbbien

4:00pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Anthony Cooper says...

Including the 'Spar' shops at Low Moor and Primrose, Clitheroe actually has 6 supermarkets. Much as I think that the products sold by Aldi are excellent value, this application,f granted, will surely lead to over provision. the former Barker's Nursery, as a brown field site, would surely be better suited to the provision of affordable housing.
Including the 'Spar' shops at Low Moor and Primrose, Clitheroe actually has 6 supermarkets. Much as I think that the products sold by Aldi are excellent value, this application,f granted, will surely lead to over provision. the former Barker's Nursery, as a brown field site, would surely be better suited to the provision of affordable housing. Anthony Cooper

5:06pm Wed 29 Jan 14

charmed-one says...

Anthony Cooper wrote:
Including the 'Spar' shops at Low Moor and Primrose, Clitheroe actually has 6 supermarkets. Much as I think that the products sold by Aldi are excellent value, this application,f granted, will surely lead to over provision. the former Barker's Nursery, as a brown field site, would surely be better suited to the provision of affordable housing.
Affordable housing?? Not in Clitheroe I'm afraid - not when it means £150k+. If this is successful, surely the other supermarkets will lower their prices to win custom? It happens in other areas and can only be a good thing for local people, who are feeling the squeeze.
[quote][p][bold]Anthony Cooper[/bold] wrote: Including the 'Spar' shops at Low Moor and Primrose, Clitheroe actually has 6 supermarkets. Much as I think that the products sold by Aldi are excellent value, this application,f granted, will surely lead to over provision. the former Barker's Nursery, as a brown field site, would surely be better suited to the provision of affordable housing.[/p][/quote]Affordable housing?? Not in Clitheroe I'm afraid - not when it means £150k+. If this is successful, surely the other supermarkets will lower their prices to win custom? It happens in other areas and can only be a good thing for local people, who are feeling the squeeze. charmed-one

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