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ALDI Supermarket Planning Application

by timpickstone on November 12, 2012

The application for Planning Permission to build an ALDI superstore on the site currently occupied by HPL Motors on Bury New Road comes to Planning Committee this Tuesday 13 November 2012.

The recommendation from the Council’s Planning Officers is to ‘Approve’, but the final decision will be up to the councillors who sit on the Planning Committee.

I know many people have said they would welcome an Aldi – particularly from a price point of view, but personally I remain to be convinced that this is the right thing for Prestwich, and remain worried what this would mean to both traffic on Bury New Road, and also the chances of having any meaningful re-development on the Longfield site.

Here is the brief for Planning Committee produced by Aldi.

The meeting is at 7pm at the Town Hall – I’ll let you know what the decision is.

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  1. W Webster says:

    Hi Tim
    I tottally agree with yourself, I think this proposed development will be counter productive, with regards to the devewlopment of the Longfield Centre.
    I think the traffic on Bury New Road is bad enough without adding to the problems!! AND as there ia already an Aldi supermarket only a mile up the road, what is the point and thinking behind such madness!! It appears to be anything for an easy life!!

  2. Derek Stoddard says:

    We have enough damage being done to our property with these Eddie Stobart size vehicles coming up and down Heywood road. The house shakes when they come past. This will be even worse with these vehicles trying to avoid Bury New Rd do the same due to increased traffic , especially at peak times. Any planning officer can come to my house and see for themselves.. Regards Derek.
    PS any news on the tree problem Tim.

  3. Fred Fletcher says:

    I agree with you Tim but I guess that the Aldi up the road would eventually close and probably give McDonalds somewhere to expand

  4. Ralph Fraser says:

    I agree in general with the previous comments. Traffic entering and leaving M&S can cause delays, and, there will probably be more inconvenience if Aldi gets the ‘go ahead’. …However, I am not convinced that Aldi would close the existing branch, because there are a lot of residents in the surrounding area who find it a very convenient store.

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