Developers say local people have backed plans for a new Aldi store in Mansfield Woodhouse with 88 per cent of those canvassed in favour of the move.
Over 90 residents turned out to view Aldi’s proposal for a new foodstore the site of Peggs DIY on Leeming Lane South, at a public exhibition on Thursday 14th August.
Coun Phil Shields, who represents the Yeoman Hill ward on Mansfield District Council, attended the event at St Edmund’s Church which gave people an opportunity to view the early plans and discuss them with members of the development team.
He said: “As it stands 189 people want it and 17 people are against, with eight unsure. Most of the objections concern access - coming off the A60 and turning right. People were asking why the access road couldn’t come in off Old Mill Lane.”
Coun Shields says people who want to comment can contact him firstname.lastname@example.org
Aldi is proposing to build a new discount food store, with customer car parking and landscaping, and says the move will provide up to 40 full and part time jobs.
A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We’re delighted with the positive response that we have received so far and continue to welcome further views from the community. Conversations with residents have reinforced that there is a local demand for the proposed store, with many citing the reduced need to travel, great value produce and improved shopping choice as benefits of this proposal.”
The proposal can be viewed at www.aldiconsultation.co.uk/mansfield, where residents can also provide their feedback. Comments can be sent by email to email@example.com until Friday 29th August.