Aldi, the award-winning discount food retailer, is preparing plans to open a new, high-quality food store at the former Blakemore cash and carry site off Caernarfon Road in Bangor. The proposal will be delivered by site owner and leading developer, The Bampton Property Group – part of the Freshwater Group – and invites the local community to have their say.
The proposals will see the currently vacant site transformed into an attractive, modern food store that will have a net sales area of 1,254m², 113 car parking spaces including dedicated disabled and parent-and-child parking and additional parking facilities for motorbikes and bicycles. The proposal also includes improvements to Caernarfon Road around the shared point of access to the site and the neighbouring Dunelm store via the creation of a roundabout.
If the application receives planning permission, Aldi will relocate from its existing Garth Road store to Caernarfon Road. The proposal would protect approximately 27 full-time local jobs and create ten further positions, which will be paid at an industry-leading rate of £9.10 per hour as a minimum. There would also be additional employment opportunities during construction and via the supply chain.
A public exhibition to showcase the plans and take feedback from the local community will be held:
On: Friday 8 March 2019
Between: 2.30pm and 6.30pm
At: Bangor Methodist Church, High Street, Bangor, LL57 1NR
Members of the project team will be available to talk through the proposals in more detail and answer questions you may have. You will also be able to provide feedback at the public exhibition.
A spokesperson for Freshwater commented: “We are pleased to be presenting our plans for a new store in Bangor and we want to hear from local people before we submit a planning application in April.”
A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We are delighted to announce our intentions to work with Freshwater to create a new Aldi store off Caernarfon Road.”
“A new store at this location would provide residents of Bangor with a greater level of parking, and a high-quality, modern store providing customers with a modern shopping experience, whilst still stocking the same range of award-winning products.”
Detailed information about the proposals, and ways in which residents can provide their feedback, can be found at the project website: aldi-bangor.consultationonline.co.uk
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