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Shop development to start in new year

Wednesday December 23 2015


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THE DEVELOPMENT of a new supermarket for Royston will begin in the new year.

Aldi will develop on land off Station Road and will employ about 50 staff.

Aldi opened two new stores in Barnsley this year - in Birdwell and Goldthorpe.

The German chain received overwhelming support during last year’s public consultation phase, with 90 per cent of respondents in favour of its proposals.

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Reply Posted by Eve on Wednesday December 23 2015 at 14:34
Another Aldi suppose it's what you expect for such a deprived town. Another bunch of local retailers to struggle and possibly close then.

Reply Posted by Steven James on Thursday December 24 2015 at 09:02
Correct Eve,
Wonder how many flats they will get on the co-op site?

Reply Posted by Davieboy on Thursday December 24 2015 at 16:50
CORRECTION. Try and get your information right. The new Aldi store is will be on High St. Royston. NOT Station Rd.
So easy if you put your mind to if. Merry Xmas

Reply Posted by Tom on Tuesday December 29 2015 at 11:27
Get a grip you moaning idiots 50 jobs for local people and making use of waste land that looks a mess

People will still use local businesses can't see anything wrong with it saves the drive to barnsley or Wakefield for those people who shop their

Brilliant for the village


Reply Posted by Michelle on Tuesday December 29 2015 at 11:36
I don't think that it will take away from the Coop or the Asda. It will bring people into the village from Staincross, Mapplewell and Athersley who currently shop at Aldi in Barugh Green.
I don't agree with Eve that we have such a deprived town, deprived village possible but not town.

Reply Posted by Ant on Tuesday December 29 2015 at 11:50
Eve and Steven James why comment if all you bring is negativity.

Reply Posted by Steven James on Wednesday December 30 2015 at 07:55
What is this negativity you speak of Ant?

Everyone is entitled to their opinion aren't they?

Reply Posted by Rebecca moule on Tuesday December 29 2015 at 16:07
I'd be interested in a job please x

Reply Posted by Jayne on Tuesday December 29 2015 at 16:20
Everyone said the new Asda in Royston would kill the Coop trade, both are still going strong, Aldi at opposite end of Village will have similar effect. People will still travel to the wells for groceries, post office etc the village is getting bigger and bigger each year with new properties the village can carry the third supermarket. It brings jobs to the area and encourages people from other areas to shop in Royston. Why when ever something new happens any where there are always those who only see the negatives. It will look much better than the previous spring factory or the useless waste ground it is currently.

Reply Posted by june on Tuesday December 29 2015 at 17:06
Can't wait for it to open saves from bus fares for people that struggle to get busses into town or taxis and it's a lot cheaper for those that's got kids and on benefits x

Reply Posted by Gavin on Tuesday December 29 2015 at 18:21
Think it will be great for Royston I've lived here 12 years before I lived in horbury Wakefield the coop is a rip off and the amount of houses been built since I moved here means a good value shop is just what this village needs and it saves me and my wife and some of our elderly neighbours having to get buses for our shopping or getting ripped off at coop or asda

Reply Posted by Stevie on Sunday January 3 2016 at 20:41
It will be a good development for Royston, but I would strongly suggest that it will lead to the closure of the Co-op. The village cannot sustain three supermarkets and the Co-op with its ridiculously high prices will surely close. The Co-op land will make a good site for a mixed retail development with car parking. A small parade of shops perhaps?