Wednesday, January 02, 2019
UPDATE ON PLANS TO BUILD A NEW ALDI STORE IN BRIGG
A consultee on Aldi's application to build a bigger than originally planned new store near the A18 in Brigg has raised no objections.
Aldi was granted permission for a store off Bridge Street in 2016 but building work had yet to start when, in November 2018, it submitted plans for slightly larger premises with amended landscaping within the site.
Various groups and bodies have been consulted as part of the process, including North Lincolnshire Council Spatial Planning, which looks at future development and infrastructure.
Its staff have considered how the proposal fits in with various planning policies and concluded that "given the modest increase in store size and retail floor area, the minor amendments to the store’s design and minor changes to the landscaping scheme it is considered that the proposal would be broadly acceptable in principle."
Also consulted as part of the planning process, Brigg Town Council has decided to support Aldi's proposed store plans, as amended.
The Ancholme Internal Drainage Board has told North Lincolnshire Council planners that latest Aldi's application "may increase the impermeable area to the site and the applicant will therefore need to ensure that any existing or proposed surface water system has the capacity to accommodate any increase in surface water discharge from the site."
The consultation period for Aldi's amended application ended on December 20, 2018.
North Lincolnshire Council will now decide whether to grant planning permission.
It it does so, Aldi will get the green light to start building the store when it wishes.
PICTURED: An artist's impression showing the proposed Aldi store on Bridge Street, Brigg, with the A18 on the right.