July 22, 2020 3.00 pm This story is over 46 months old

Green light for Grantham Aldi relocation

Councillors praised the “significantly improved” designs

Supermarket chain Aldi has been given permission to relocate its Grantham store to a brand new build in the town.

Councillors on South Kesteven District Council’s planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the proposals for land at the corner of Harlaxton Road and Trent Road.

Nearly 100 people had written to the council in support of the scheme which was designed with the cooperation of the authority’s Design PAD team and had been “significantly revised” to secure improvements.

Where the new store will go.

The move will see the existing South Parade store close, but will provide 30 new jobs, improved facilities and better parking.

Rebecca Rutter, on behalf of Aldi, said consultation with residents had shown: “The local community are keen to see Aldi relocate to more suitable premises.

“I can assure members that Aldi are fully committed to delivering this regeneration opportunity,” she added.

SKDC’s virtual planning committee on July 22.

Councillors praised the designs and the co-operation between the company and their planning officers.

Councillor Robert Reid said: “This scheme will enhance one of the entrances to Grantham and will be well-received aesthetically with some of the nice houses that way.”

Councillor Phil Dilks said the supermarket would be most attractive and was “clearly a big investment in Grantham”.