Burnley second Aldi store gets go-ahead

Aldi. Picture by Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian
Aldi. Picture by Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian

Burnley Council’s Development Control Committee has approved Aldi’s plans for a new food store on Todmorden Road.

The site, located at the junction with Holmes Street, is currently occupied by an industrial unit, car washing facility and scrap metal storage site.

Many residents told us that they currently travel across town to visit our store at Active Way, and a new store in this location would be beneficial for local people

Aldi spokesperson

The approval of Aldi’s application will mean a multi-million-pound investment in this part of Burnley, creating approximately 40 permanent jobs as well as additional employment through construction and supply chain opportunities.

The new store will be an improvement on the existing site, and Aldi has taken great care to ensure its building complements the local area.

Over 96% of the feedback received by Aldi has been supportive of the proposal, with many residents highlighting the need for a new food store in this location.

An Aldi spokesperson said:

“We are delighted that our proposal for Todmorden Road has been successful and would like to thank the local community for their continued support.

The approval will help us provide a large number of much-needed jobs for the area.”

“Many residents told us that they currently travel across town to visit our store at Active Way, and a new store in this location would be beneficial for local people, especially for those without access to personal transport.”

The store will open in 2017.

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