A discount supermarket chain has applied to open on the outskirts of Preston.Advertisement
Aldi wants to build a new store off Whittingham Road near Longridge.
The 1,700 square metre store would have 118 parking spaces put in.
Plans tabled to Preston City Council – as the site falls within the Preston Rural North ward, just 75 yards away from the border with the Ribble Valley – explain this would be one of the smaller Aldi supermarkets.
The Harris Group – architects for the scheme – write: “Careful consideration has been given to determine appropriate locations for building layouts, massing and pedestrian routes, whilst also focusing on the existing context, landscaping and neighbouring properties that are in close proximity to the site.
“The proposal comprises of a 1,739square metre Aldi foodstore utilising a combination of traditional massing and contemporary form and design with a mix of materials, a strong, modern design and detailing have been proposed to ensure a high quality development that integrates successfully with the existing mixed urban grain.”
Former industrial land and grazing fields are due to be built on if the supermarket is given approval.
Aldi has appliefd to open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and from 9am to 5pm on Sundays.
It would create 40 full-time jobs for Grimsargh and Longridge.
Read more: Aldi opens in Queen Street, Preston
Full plans for the Aldi can be found on the city council website and anyone can leave comments there on the plans.
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