Bigger Aldi store approved for Chapel-en-le-Frith

Artist's impression of the new Aldi store in Chapel. Photo contributed.
Artist's impression of the new Aldi store in Chapel. Photo contributed.

Councillors have approved plans to increase the footprint of a new Aldi store for Chapel-en-le-Frith.

The discount supermarket chain was given the go-ahead in November last year to build a new store on land next to the Fallow Deer pub on Foresters Way.

And at a meeting on Monday, members of High Peak Borough Council’s Development Control Committee agreed to amend two conditions relating to the original planning permission.

The changes mean the footprint of the building will now increase slightly from 1,589 square metres to 1,744 square metres, increasing the length of the building. However, the depth and height will stay the same.

Richard Wilshaw, who is acting as agent for the application, said: “This will allow a better shopping experience.”

The plans were initially approved with 93 car parking spaces, however permission has since been granted for a further 30 parking spaces on the site, councillors were told.

Cllr Stuart Young said: “To get a bigger and better store with more variety is absolutely brilliant.

“With the extra car parking spaces which have already been added I will move the recommendation because I think Chapel needs it.”

The proposed revisions were to fit in with Aldi’s revised format for all new stores, relating to the amount of space given over to the sale of comparison and convenience goods, the meeting heard.

Members unanimously approved the proposals.