Aldi’s proposal for a food store on Liverpool Road, Birkdale, moved a step closer with the submission of its planning application to Sefton Council. Aldi hopes to redevelop the site, which is currently occupied by a trading estate, with a high-quality, carefully designed food store.
Aldi has received a very positive response to its plans, which were unveiled at a public exhibition in September, with over 76% of all feedback received from the local community supporting the proposal.
A spokesperson for Aldi said “We are encouraged by support we have received from the local community for our plans for a food store on Liverpool Road. At our exhibition, many local residents told us they currently have to travel to either Southport or Ormskirk to shop with us, so this proposal will save travel times and costs. We also feel a new store offers a great opportunity to increase local-shopping choice and improve convenience for residents in Birkdale.
“The proposal will deliver a multi-million-pound investment in the local area and create up to 50 much-needed new jobs in the community.”
Aldi has vowed to keep the community updated throughout the planning process and is already in discussions with tenants of the current site, and local representatives, to ensure that information is readily available.
Sefton Council will determine the application, with a decision expected to be made in the next few months.
Aldi would like to encourage anyone who would like to find out more details about its proposal to contact a member of the project team on the Freephone information line number, 0800 298 7040, or visit the project website, www.aldiconsultation.co.uk/birkdale.