How new Aldi store in Hartlepool could look in move to new site
An Aldi supermarket in Hartlepool could be on the move as the retailer says one of its sites has become too small and out of date.
The discount chain is preparing a proposal to relocate from its existing site at Tees Bay Retail Park to a vacant parcel of land off Brenda Road nearby.
It says the existing store is too small and old fashioned, while the new site to the south-west of the Stag & Monkey public house, will be more accessible.
The move would create up to 10 new jobs, plus those linked to its construction.Aldi is holding a public consultation event when it is inviting customers and residents to see the plans and make their views known.
A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We are delighted to announce our plans for a new store in Hartlepool.
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“We want to hear from local people before we submit a planning application, and encourage residents to meet us on July 24 at the public exhibition to find out more.”
Apart from being too small, Aldi says the Tees Bay store is not in keeping with their modern style and no longer meets customer expectations. No jobs will be lost if the application receives planning permission with the retention of existing employees of the Tees Bay store.
A consultation event will take place on next Wednesday, between 3pm and 7pm at Belle Vue Social Club, Kendal Road, Hartlepool.
Log onto: http://www.aldiconsultation.co.uk/hartlepool, or contact the project team on freephone 0800 298 7040, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org