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Extension plans for local Aldi supermarket given green light

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Jun 1st, 2018.

Plans to expand the size of a local supermarket by an extra 40 per cent have been given the go ahead.

The head of environment and planning at Wrexham Council has granted approval to Aldi under a delegated decision.

In February 2018 Wrexham.com reported that Aldi had lodged the expansion plans for its Plas Coch site due to the current sized unit being “no longer fit for purpose” and that “it does not provide a large enough sales area for its current usage.”

Details submitted by the company to Wrexham Council at the time said: “The existing Aldi store has performed well in recent years and the store has become an established retail location, however there is a need for investment in the site in order for the business to remain commercially viable in terms of size, purpose and operational efficiency.

“The proposed extension to the store will provide a more efficient building without a significant impact on the remainder of the site. The design and appearance of the extension will be in keeping with the site as a whole.

“The proposals would constitute sustainable development and will deliver a range of social, economic, environmental benefits which should be afforded significant weight in the determination of this application.”

“The proposal will secure Aldi’s future in Plas Coch, by creating additional jobs, additional investment; and provide an attractive, improved store to meet customer demand.”

Plas Coch Retail Park has also seen a further two planning applications submitted in recent weeks, with Martsons lodging an application to build a 24 bedroom lodge adjacent to the Plas Coch pub.

Earlier this week Wrexham.com also reported that Costa had put forward plans to develop a drive-thru service on the car park opposite DW Sports and Frankie & Benny’s.

Both applications will be considered for approval at a later date.

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