Residents' plea to Aldi after appeal is rejected

Residents' plea to Aldi after appeal is rejected

Residents' plea to Aldi after appeal is rejected

First published in News

Shoppers are desperate for Aldi not to give up on plans after a planning appeal failed to find in the supermarket’s favour.

Aldi wants to open a store as part of the Maltings Lane development in Witham, which could create up to 20 jobs.

Estate resident Marie Yates, 39, said: “An Aldi would make a massive difference to us because we have to travel quite a way to Tesco.”

See today's Times for the full story

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:58am Thu 29 May 14

keith_l says...

The outline plans for the area still include a small supermarket. The full planning permission was rejected on the aesthetic appeal of the proposed building design. This location is virtually the first place people pass when entering Witham from the A12 if coming from Chelmsford / London direction.

This design (which personally I don't have a problem with) is ALDI's standard design used in many other stores throughout the country. If they wish to continue, then they can chnage the design and it should get approval.
The outline plans for the area still include a small supermarket. The full planning permission was rejected on the aesthetic appeal of the proposed building design. This location is virtually the first place people pass when entering Witham from the A12 if coming from Chelmsford / London direction. This design (which personally I don't have a problem with) is ALDI's standard design used in many other stores throughout the country. If they wish to continue, then they can chnage the design and it should get approval. keith_l
  • Score: 3

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree