Aldi Secures Permission in Westhoughton
Bolton Council has resolved to grant planning permission for a new retail scheme in Westhoughton town centre, on behalf of Aldi Stores Limited. HOW Planning acted as planning consultant for the retailer, whilst The Harris Partnership acted as architect.
On completion, the scheme will include a 1,852 sq m Aldi foodstore, as well as customer car parking (98 spaces), dedicated servicing and customer vehicular accesses from Market Street, and new areas of hard and soft landscaping.
The site includes the former Glebe Mill site and the Bolton Road town centre car park which will be relocated as part of the plans. Aldi will redevelop the site, building a modern, high quality store which will complement the existing retail offer in Westhoughton and create in the region of 40 new jobs.
Says Keith Jones, Associate at HOW Planning: “We look forward to seeing this important site being redeveloped. It represents a significant investment by Aldi, which will not only add to the visual appearance of the town centre but will also create local jobs and further enhance consumer choice as well as increasing footfall to this part of the town centre”.