Aldi is once again in growth mode in 2022. Credit: The Harris Partnership

Aldi aims for Burnley

A site north of Westgate is being lined up to house the supermarket group’s latest venture in the region, replacing a store at Active Way.

Working with regular collaborators The Harris Partnership and planner Avison Young, Aldi has submitted plans with Burnley Council for the scheme, which will take up a site currently mosly occupied by parking for the adjacent Nissan dealership.

As regards facing Westgate, the key route from the M65 motorway to the town centre, the foodstore will sit further back than the car showroom, with parking to the front.

The professional team also includes BWB, Urban Green, Collington Winter, Watt Energy, Henderson Heritage, Vector Design Concepts and Cameon Rose Partnership.

In common with most Aldi schemes put forward, the store is proposed as having a net sales area of around 14,000 sq ft within a building of around 20,000 sq ft.

The intention is to use the existing access off Westgate, a junction that lies around 750m from the M65 junction. Iceland and M&S have stores within a kilometre, with Sainsbury’s around 1km away. An existing Aldi sits 600m away.

Although the plans necessitate the removal of 14 trees, there will be a replacement planting programme along with the introduction of soft landscaping.

Avison Young’s planning statement said: “The proposed Aldi discount foodstore will represent a high quality development and will promote a contemporary design using an appropriate materials palate which also respects the site’s employment and residential context, to the benefit of the local and wider environment.”

This has been another busy year for Aldi, which recently lodged its second attempt to win consent at the nascent Broadway Green business park in Chadderton, Oldham, after a rare refusal.

Other sites proposed by the retailer this year include Moston, Manchester and at Paragon Business Park, Horwich.

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