Work on new Aldi store to start in summer

The opening of a new Aldi store
The opening of a new Aldi store

Work to build a new Aldi store in Burnley will begin in the summer.

Burnley Borough Council’s Development Control Committee approved Aldi’s plans for a new food store in Todmorden Road in October but preparation work has delayed construction.

The proposal would see Aldi have a second store in the town, as the existing store at Active Way will remain open.

A spokesman for the supermarket chain said: “Since October Aldi has been working hard with Burnley Council to design a solution for improving the culvert that runs under the site.

“These designs have now been finalised, and Aldi will hopefully be on site in the summer when the water levels reduce, to begin these works.”

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

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 spokesman added: “We feel a new store offers an opportunity to increase local shopping choice and improve convenience for residents in the east of Burnley.”

Aldi is one of the world’s largest privately owned companies with more than 7,000 stores across Europe, North America and Australia.