Store given the green light

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An application to build a new supermarket in Bridlington has been approved by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The new Aldi store on St John’s Street is to create up to 30 jobs in the town on a site which was previously used as a Jewson building merchants and a petrol station.

The store was approved at an Council planning meeting on 16 July subject to conditions set out in the Director’s report.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We feel this offers a great opportunity to improve shopping choice and convenience for residents in the north of Bridlington.

“The store will deliver a multi-million pound investment in the local area, revive a vacant site and improve the look of St Johns Street.”

In conclusion, director of Planning and Economic Regeneration, Alan Menzies said: “The proposal would result in the redevelopment of a brownfield site in a sustainable urban location bringing economic development in the area. This is considered to be a wider public benefit which would outweigh the less than substantial harm caused to the setting of the adjacent public building.”

The application has been approved subject to a number of conditions including the demolition work restrictive times and the opening hours of the store when complete in an 18-point list.