Plans submitted for new Aldi store in New Mills

Land at New Mills which may be a new Aldi store and overspill carpark for the station
Land at New Mills which may be a new Aldi store and overspill carpark for the station

Plans for a major new mixed-use development in New Mills, including a new Aldi store, have been submitted.

The application, for a site off Albion Road, is for a mixed-use development including construction of a food store, overflow car parking to serve Newtown Railway Station and associated access, parking, servicing, facilities and landscaping.

An outline application for development of a light industrial unit is also part of the scheme.

A design and access statement accompanying the plans states: “The proposal is split into two application plots; the first, submitted for full planning approval extending to 8,712sq.m (2.15 acres), with the remaining 1,749sq.m (0.43 acres) submitted as an outline application.

“The full planning proposal is to form an Aldi foodstore with a gross sales area of 1,254sq.m with additional warehouse, staff and office facilities of 463sq.m, totalling 1,725sq.m gross internal area (1,784sq.m gross external area).

“The scheme provides a total of 101 customer and staff car parking spaces including six disabled, eight parent and child and eight cycle spaces.

“The proposal also includes an overflow car park for New Mills Newtown train station with a total of 17 car parking spaces located near the vehicle entrance into the site.”

The plans will go before High Peak Borough Council’s Development Control Committee on April 13.

For more details, and to have your say, visit www.highpeak.gov.uk/planning.