HOW Secures Permission for Aldi in Bolton & Burnley

HOW Planning has secured planning permission for two new Aldi foodstores on Todmorden Road, Burnely and in Breightmet, Bolton. The permissions represent a milestone for HOW, with the Burnley approval representing the firm’s 25th new foodstore for Aldi in just under three years acting for the retailer.

On completion the Bolton scheme will include a 19,130sqft Aldi foodstore and five flexible-use retail units totalling 25,910sqft, as well as car parking (213 spaces), dedicated servicing and customer vehicular accesses, and new areas of hard and soft landscaping. The scheme will create in the order of 100 new jobs and was approved unanimously by Bolton’s planning committee.

The Burnley scheme involves provision of a 19,100sqft discount foodstore on an underutilised site to the south-east of the town centre. It will be served by 90 car parking spaces and will provide soft and hard landscaping as well as local public realm improvements. The scheme will create some 40 local employment opportunities.

Says Dan Brown, Associate at HOW Planning: “We are delighted to have secured permission having worked hard to convince the respective Local Authorities of the merits of our planning case and look forward to seeing these important sites being redeveloped. In both cases the benefits to the wider economy speak for themselves, with the proposals delivering a significant number of new jobs and providing enhanced choice for local consumers”.

The architect on both schemes was The Harris Partnership whilst Cameron Rose Associates acted as transport consultants. Lamb & Swift are the commercial agents.

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Published: 08/10/2015


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