New Aldi store for Mansfield?

Site for proposed new Aldi store.
Site for proposed new Aldi store.

A new Aldi store could be built of the edge of Mansfield, plans have revealed.

An application has been submitted to Mansfield District Council to put the shop on vacant land next the Golden Eagle pub, just off Southwell Road West.

If given the go-ahead, it would be the third Aldi to be built in the area, with the existing store off Nottingham Road, and planning permission already given for another on Leeming Lane South, Mansfield Woodhouse.

The new 1,925 sq me shop could include up to 125 parking spaces, and would be accessed by Oak Leaf Close, the entrance used by those visiting the Golden Eagle.

In a statement on behalf of the applicant, Mark Holbeche of Regal Sherwood Oaks Ltd, it states that the new store could help breathe life into the area, which largely remains scrubland.

The site has had problems with travellers setting up camp on the site in recent years, despite the use of huge concrete bollards to deter them.

The statement reads: “The site is vacant and is in a prominent location which acts as a reminder that this business park has struggled to deliver in its entirety.

“The construction of a prominent high-quality foodstore adjacent to the public house demonstrates that the area has benefited from investment and signifies investor confidence in the area.”