Aldi secures Maghull green light

The supermarket group is to proceed with a 19,000 sq ft store fronting the A59 Northway, also securing outline consent for drive-through coffee shop and restaurant units.

Sefton Council’s planning committee yesterday approved the proposal for a former filling station site, more recently used as a car showroom, with an 11-2 verdict in favour.

Ahead of committee, planning officers mapped out that s small part of the site falls within the Green Belt boundary, but that the “very clear benefits” brought by the scheme would clearly outweigh any harm. Fifteeen objections were lodged, including two on behalf of rival grocers Morrisons and Lidl.

Architect The Harris Partnership, a regular partner of the burgeoning grocery chain, has designed the Northway scheme.

Avison Young advised on a hybrid application, seeking full consent for the 19,000 sq ft foodstore and outline consent for the two drive-through units. The scheme sits on the fringe of Maghull, and represents Aldi’s first in the town.

The other key item at committee, a proposal from retirement living specialist McCarthy & Stone, was deferred.

The developer intends to build 44 one- and two-bedroom apartments on a site previously occupied by the Royal British Legion on Liverpool Road South, also in Maghull.

Under the plans, the single-storey red brick building would be replaced by a four-storey, L-shaped block, bordered by the Leeds/Liverpool canal.

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Another cheap as chips supermarket. Jobs created in the supermarket, but also jobs lost as well as local corner shops that have been around forever and the shopkeeper that knows your name, your family etc are slowly declining. The local corner shop was the heart of the community. Another angle to all this, the big supermarkets sell everything now, food, clothes, DIY, toys, greetings cards, electronic devices, opticians, etc etc virtually everything including loans and insurance. It’s all at big supermarkets and it’s all online.

By Darren Born Bred

We need more Booths! Not Aldi. Misunderstood as being expensive!

By Bob Dawson

Thank god this has been approved, might drag Maghull out of the 80’s a bit

By 80's Maghull

Bring it on!! Maghull last in.line as usual

By Jill hopkins

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