Planning permission granted for new Cheadle ALDI

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has given the green light for a new ALDI store in Cheadle.

The plans went before the SMDC Planning Committee today (Thursday 28th March) and were approved by a vote of the committee.

A new store, car park and associated landscaping will be built on the former IAE site in Cheadle following their application submitted in 2022.

The German food-retail giant’s newest Moorlands store will be open 7 days a week and it’s believed will create up to 40 new jobs. This means there will be an ALDI supermarket in all 3 of the Moorlands main towns. Biddulph and Leek stores have been open for some time.

Plans above as submitted by ALDI

The plans for the store were described by ALDI;

“The aim is to provide a high quality attractive modern food store which will provide additional, conveniently located shopping provision, thereby improving consumer choice for residents of Cheadle. This means more customers can undertake a grocery shop without using their vehicle. The ALDI model is to work with and support local services and shops by not providing a one stop shop allowing speciality items and foods etc. to be bought from local shops. It has been shown to increase footfall within local shopping areas and markets where items not sold in ALDI can be picked up.”

Work will start with demolition of existing buildings on the site:

“Demolition of existing buildings on site. Redevelopment to provide a foodstore (Class E) and associated access, car parking and landscaping works”. The application site represents a significant development opportunity of a brownfield site, located to the west of Cheadle town centre, accessible on the main westerly route into the town via the A521. The proposals represent a multi-million pound investment at an unprecedented time for the UK economy, and in particular the retail sector. The store will create enhanced food shopping choice and competition in Cheadle through the introduction of a discount offer to the town, and the opportunity to regenerate a commercial site which is soon to vacated, providing a replacement employment generating use in its place.”

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