New store would create 30 jobs

A CGI of the proposed Aldi store in Longbenton.
A CGI of the proposed Aldi store in Longbenton.
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A supermarket has announced plans to open a new store in Longbenton, creating 30 new jobs.

Aldi has drawn up proposals to develop a new discount food store on land off West Farm Avenue.

The proposal would deliver investment and create much-needed jobs for the local area

Aldi spokesperson

The site, currently vacant, is part of the Boulevard Shopping Centre.

Aldi’s proposal, which is still at an early stage, would deliver a multi-million-pound investment in the area, creating approximately 30 full and part-time jobs in store, as well as additional employment during construction and supply chain opportunities.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We are excited about the prospect of a new store for Longbenton.

“The proposal would deliver investment and create much-needed jobs for the local area.

“We hope to be able to increase retail choice for local residents, reducing the need for them to travel out of the area to do their shopping.”

Before submitting a planning application, Aldi are keen to hear what local residents think of the proposals.

A public exhibition will take place on Wednesday, September 23, from 2.30pm to 6.30pm at St Mary Magdalene Parish Church, on the corner of Blackfriars Way and West Farm Avenue, Longbenton.

The spokesperson added: “We would like to encourage the local community to find out more about the proposal and discuss it with the project team at our public exhibition.

“If residents have any questions in the meantime, they can call our Freephone information line number on 0800 298 7040.”

The store has been carefully designed to ensure it sits comfortably within the site and positively contributes to the appearance of the surrounding area. Attractive landscaping would be provided around the development.