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Council Gives Aldi Store Green Light

Wednesday September 25 2013




A NEW Aldi store cannot be built fast enough, according to a local councillor.

The new supermarket, on Barnsley Road, Cudworth, will create 30 jobs, as well 250 construction posts and was given the green light by the council last week.

Councillor Joe Hayward said the plans 'ticked the right boxes and provided healthy competition in the village'.

"In total it has been well received by the people of Cudworth," he added.

The store and car park would complement existing shops, it was said, and Aldi would not be selling newspapers, lottery tickets or have a deli in store.

Council planning officer Matthew Smith said 70 letters of support had been submitted to the council - with just three letters of objection.

Cllr Hayward, who has been supporting the establishment of a food bank in Cudworth which opened on Friday, said Aldi would help people who are short on cash with its lower prices.

"It's not the brand names they're looking at, it's the pennies in their pockets," he said. "They can't build it fast enough."

An Aldi spokesman said: "We're very pleased with the outcome of the planning decision to grant consent for a new Aldi food store in Cudworth town centre.

"We received overwhelming public support to re-develop the brownfield site on Barnsley Road that has remained vacant for a number of years.

"This multi-million pound development will create around 250 construction jobs and 35 permanent local jobs.

"Construction works are planned to start on site in 2014."

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Reply Posted by Claire on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 12:35
Put one in Darfield too!

Reply Posted by stan on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 12:50
have Birdwell been given planning permission to build one yet, so many rumours flying about, dont no what to believe

Reply Posted by Stu on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 12:57
Where abouts on Barnsley Road will this be?

Reply Posted by Darfielder on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 13:12
Claire lidle have put plans in for a store on the foulstone school site.As well as 30+ houses consultation starts late next month

Reply Posted by chris on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 13:20
darfielder has iceland put plans in as well just what i herd

Reply Posted by Darfielder on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 13:29
Yup Chris pound world have too plus 2 smaller shops

Reply Posted by eileen on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 14:10
just need busses sorting out now and might get darfield on track again need a wombwell bus that goes up Barnsley rd

Reply Posted by dave on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 16:08
forget cudworth put one in royston get rid of the asda its overpriced compared to aldi but as thats not going to happen cudworth will be close then the two stores currently

Reply Posted by observer on Wednesday September 25 2013 at 20:09
forget darfield. its dead. a ghost town. you can almost hear the wind blowing and see the tumbleweed being blown down the rd. Royston?...lol..wheres that?.its considered a nome de plume. cudworth is thriving. got lots of busy places. maybe too many?...lol

Reply Posted by properdarfieldscum on Monday September 30 2013 at 14:44
is it a coincidence that the leader of the council is a Cudworth councillor? Darfields problems started when Kendray was flattened and all the scum moved to Darfield

Reply Posted by alison-coulson on Monday September 30 2013 at 14:36
this store will be opening next to jack fultons on main road

Reply Posted by andy on Monday September 30 2013 at 14:51
debenhams 4 darfield.

Reply Posted by marg stones on Monday September 30 2013 at 15:39
We need one at New lodge we only have coop which is to overpriced

Reply Posted by Purple Haze on Monday September 30 2013 at 16:04
Crikey how sad is it when you all want cheap nasty stores like Aldi ( which is full of rubbish) and want to close Asda (which is at least clean). It is surely what you spend your money on and not where you spend i?
Still I guess if you are buying cigs and cheap booze the cheaper the better eh???
For goodness sake think big.

Reply Posted by King Eric on Monday September 30 2013 at 17:01
The people posting on here from Cudworth, Darfield and New Lodge thought that they were thinking big!

Reply Posted by jo on Monday September 30 2013 at 16:50
personally i can afford to shop at other stores but i prefer to shop at aldi. it is very clean and the food is of equal quality to other stores so whats the point wasting money that i could be putting towards better use

Reply Posted by Roy on Monday September 30 2013 at 17:03
A new grocery shop on the Foulstone site has got to be a plus for Darfield before the village sinks into oblivion.

Reply Posted by Simon Walsh on Monday September 30 2013 at 19:12
Glad the councillor is so pleased. Shame it aint a Waitrose, but with economic incompetence it's not likely Cudworth folk will have jobs, less still decent wages to spend.

Reply Posted by Collet on Monday September 30 2013 at 19:38
Local shop in Birdwell got petition up against a super market,said it would hit business in the village,then they started selling sandwiches in competition with a sandwich shop already established in the village,leaving Birdwell with the most expensive super market in the country namely The Co-operative.??

Reply Posted by tracey on Monday September 30 2013 at 20:46
When will they be interviewing and how do we apply please . And aldi is a fantastic shop , been going there for over a year now . Gorgeous top quality food .

Reply Posted by Baz on Tuesday October 1 2013 at 14:30
Hi Tracey, I work for Aldi and they are very decent to work for.
If u put ur cv and a cover letter in an envelope and hand it to a member of staff at local stores such as Stairfoot, Barugh Green or Wath, they will sort it out for you.

Reply Posted by Nic on Wednesday October 2 2013 at 21:19
We also do our weekly shop at aldi we used to shop at Morrisons but they kept putting prices up which was going over our weekly budget so we gave aldi a try and it's great , the food is just has good as Morrisons but more purse friendly.

Reply Posted by Craig on Wednesday October 2 2013 at 21:39
Some of the food in Aldi is much nicer than some of the bigger supermarkets - meat and veg from there is far better

Reply Posted by clair on Saturday November 2 2013 at 17:17
Message for purple haze I work un aldi n its not dirty n we don't sell cigs. Everyone is entitled to there opinion about aldi Asda Tesco each to there own but don't say we're dirty wen were not.oh n btw diversity shopped in aldi wath so did the x factor crew n we've had Rebecca Ferguson too!

Reply Posted by sasha on Friday February 7 2014 at 15:29
We don't need a Aldi on high street in Royston ! We have Asda which is reasonably priced. We have Co-op. We have numerous small shops including butchers , bakers, Sainsbury's and a well stocked local mini market on high street. For Gods sake how big do you think Royston is !!!!! we do not need the extra traffic for our school children from bargain hunters. Take your Aldi elsewhere supermarket giants !!!!!!! If people feel the need to go to Aldi instead of all these supermarkets we have then they can go to the nearest one.

Reply Posted by Laura on Wednesday September 30 2015 at 19:51
So it's now 2 years later and where the aldi!!!!!!

Reply Posted by barry on Tuesday December 27 2016 at 13:08
any one know when aldi are starting new store on high st royston