Aldi has put its expansion plan for the Spalding store on show.
As The Voice reported last April, the German discounter supermarket wants to extend its Winsover Road store and provide more parking spaces. Three units neighbouring the store would be demolished to make way for the extension.
The expansion plan has been driven by great trading figures and increasing demand by customers.
A design and access statement accompanying the full planning application submitted to South Holland District Council says: “The aim is to improve the existing store to provide a high-quality attractive modern food store for the local community.”
It adds: “The popularity of the store has been exceptional and therefore the need has arisen to further extend the store to facilitate increasing consumer demand.”
The plans include:
- improved pedestrian access with “better circulation space” to the front of the store and large planters
- ten new parking spaces – taking the total to 80
- the parent and child parking moved closer to the store so that users do not have to cross the car park with their youngsters
If planning permission is granted, the store would be extended six metres into the existing car park, taking the store area from 1204sq m to 1472sq m.
The existing building will be rendered white, have new composite wall panels and a new glazed lobby and canopy to complete a more modern look.
The extension will have new ribbon glazing to the Winsover Road elevation to “improve aesthetics externally and increase natural light within the store”.