The Aldi application has been fully approved by council officers under delegated powers. This is on land in Edwalton Ward between Landmere Lane and the A52.
Delegated powers means that the application doesn’t need to go to a planning meeting.
The permission for the erection of the food store includes car parking, landscaping and associated works, outline planning permission has also been given (all matters reserved except for access) for a care home and extra care apartments further along the same strip of land.
A covering letter that supported the application says, ‘The foodstore responds to a deficiency of such provision in this part of Nottingham, with discount for retailers poorly represented…’
And ‘…the care home and extra care apartments will help address an identified shortfall of such facilities in the area…’
Octopus Healthcare are identified as a care home provider and would bring 100 jobs – Aldi would create 40 jobs.
Rushcliffe Liberal Democrat Cllr Rod Jones said at the application stage:
‘The store would have 114 car parking spaces and 10 cycle hoops. Aldi will add to competition with the other stores in West Bridgford.’
The 80 bed care home and 9 extra-care apartments would be to the west of the store. They are to have around 91 car parking spaces.
Access to the store and care home areas would be off Landmere Lane. The plan is to sell the care home and apartments to be run by Octopus Healthcare.