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Public Consulted Over Aldi Plans

Wednesday August 6 2014

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A RESIDENTS' consultation is underway about proposals for a new Aldi store.

The retailer is considering building a new store off Barnsley Road, Highgate.

Letters have been sent out to neighbours and a consultation meeting has already been held - even though a planning application has not yet been submitted to Barnsley Council.

Dearne South Coun May Noble said people in Highgate are largely in favour of the store, which she said would create around 40 jobs.

"The consultation process is underway and around 1,800 letters have been sent out," she added.

"The store would be on a major bus route from Goldthorpe, Bolton and Thurnscoe which means a lot of people would be able to access it both to work and shop.

"Aldi has met with local councillors and the consultation meeting was very positive. It would be absolutely brilliant for our area."

Building work for the separate Aldi distribution centre off Commercial Road in Goldthorpe remains on course with it due to open next year.

"Aldi remain committed to recruiting their workforce from within a five-mile radius and that would apply to both the store and the distribution centre," added Coun Noble.

Recruitment for 400 jobs at the centre, which will distribute goods to Aldi stores throughout Yorkshire, remains ongoing and application forms are available from Goldthorpe's Jobcentre branch on High Street.

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Reply Posted by Observer on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 16:44
really happy to read about this. definitely a good idea to build there.

Reply Posted by sarah on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 17:00
Yep going to save me a fortune in petrol I do have an issue with the warehouse recruitment statement though as the agency they're using is based in Sheffield not a local one that could get local workers in, looking forwards to getting the bargins on thursdays though.

Reply Posted by Jase on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 17:10
Aldi have the lowest staff numbers than any supermarket other than lidl. This may create jobs but likewise other surrounding stores and local business's may reduce staff or close due to reduced custom and profit. Aren't there enough Aldi stores in Barnsley? Not everyone is in need of budget produce

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 18:09
If been to an Asda today, and it was completely self serve. Not one manned
Won't be going again. Hope all supermarkets don't go this way.

Reply Posted by sarah on Wednesday August 6 2014 at 17:29
The only surrounding business is our local butcher and no one will stop shopping with him as his produce is local and he makes his own products which you can't find in any supermarket.

Reply Posted by blue sky on Thursday August 7 2014 at 20:45
It is not just a shop but also housing. There is an asda in town plus 2 coops and other shops including garage shops. There is an aldi at manvers already.

what this area needs is things like newspapers, the lottery, fresh bread, coffee shop and other things, all of which this store will not have. It will sell cheap no brand food all of which can be bought in abundance in shops nearby. So what is the point?

More upmarket shop would be better instead of cheap cheap cheap. There will be more traffic and for what?

Reply Posted by frank on Monday August 11 2014 at 21:19
What's happening with the new store they are supposed to be building in cudworth

Reply Posted by sid on Monday August 11 2014 at 21:26
I asked in Fulton's and they said the plans have been dropped because of the Royston store?