Gwynedd gives nod to Pwllheli Aldi
The discount supermarket will be the company’s third in the county, situated on a five-acre plot off Caernarfon Road.
Gwynedd County Council followed officer recommendations and approved Aldi’s plans to build the 20,200 sq ft store less than a mile east of Pwllheli town centre at a planning meeting on Monday.
Designed by The Harris Partnership, the North Wales supermarket will feature a 14,300 sq ft sales area with 114 car parking spaces for visitors.
Plans also include new access, a zebra crossing, and a footpath, as well as the speed limit around that section of Caernarfon Road reduced from 50mph to 30mph.
The site is currently used for animal grazing although it has been allocated for housing within the Anglesey and Gwynedd Joint Local Development Plan 2011-2026.
However, a viability statement submitted by JLL, who is also the planning consultant for the project, has found that the land is not suitable for housing due to its condition.
It is estimated that the development will create 40 jobs in the area.
The project team includes Cadnant Planning, Cameron Rose Associates, Earth Environmental, WaterCo, Cambrian Ecology, Spectrum Acoustics, ACS Consulting, and SWF Consulting.
BWB Consulting is providing air quality expertise. CTM Management is in charge of the construction management plan.
To learn more about the approved scheme, search for application number C22/0969/45/LL on Gwynedd County Council’s planning portal.