Application for second store in town submitted

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Proposals for a second Aldi food store in Bridlington moved a step closer with Aldi and Lateral Property Group (Lateral) submitting their joint planning application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Aldi and Lateral hope to redevelop the former Jewsons builder’s merchant and closed petrol station on St Johns Street, Bridlington.

The proposal would see Aldi have a second food store in the town, as the existing store on Bessingby Way will remain open.

Aldi say they have received a “very positive response” to its plans, which were unveiled at a public exhibition in January, with almost 90 per cent of all feedback received from the local community supporting a second Aldi store in Bridlington.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We are encouraged by the very positive response we have received from the local community about our plans for a second food store in Bridlington. We feel this offers a great opportunity to improve shopping choice and convenience for residents in the north of Bridlington and the surrounding areas, as many local residents told us at our exhibition that they have to catch two buses to shop at the existing store on Bessingby Way, and then return by taxi. The proposal will deliver a multi-million pound investment in the local area and create up to 30 much-needed new jobs, as well as revive a vacant site and improve the appearance of St Johns Street.”

East Riding of Yorkshire Council will now determine the application and a decision is expected to be made in late Spring.

Aldi would like to encourage anyone who would like to find out more details about its proposal for Bridlington to contact a member of the project team on the Freephone information line number, 0800 298 7040, or visit the project website, www.aldiconsultation.co.uk/bridlington.