Long-awaited Aldi plans put forward

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Discount supermarket giant Aldi have finally submitted a planning application for a store in Stapleford.

The company want to build a new store on the Pinfold Trading Estate in Nottingham Road.

Last month it was asked to look at two different sites by Broxtowe Borough Council, including the former police station in Toton Lane.

The store would is expected to create 40 jobs and have 121 parking spaces.

The submission of the proposal, comes after the retailer had been consulting with the public on the scheme since September 2014.

Chairman of Stapleford Community Group, Richard MacRae, has contacted Aldi about the possibility or organising a recruitment fair once the store is built to offer ‘local jobs to local people’ as this is something the group are very keen to see happen.

He said: “Aldi have at last submitted planning application details to build a store on the Pinfold Industrial Site . This is good news for Stapleford as following a public consultation carried out by Aldi last year saw the majority of responses to the consultation in favour of the new store on the site.

“This will bring jobs to Stapleford and bring in people from other areas who will no doubt enjoy the many shops on the high street.

“We have already spoken to Aldi about recruitment opportunities for local people.”

If approved, it would be open from 8am-10pm from Mondays to Saturdays and from 10am-4pm on Sundays. It would consist of 1,254 sq metres of floor space.

The supermarket chain, which has enjoyed huge success in the last few years, will open 70 new stores across the country this year.

New stores in Derbyshire include ones in Alvaston and Chapel-enLe Frith

For information on recruitment visit aldirecruitment.co.uk.