Now, Aldi sets its eyes on Bourne for new supermarket, missing the Deepings

  Posted: 01.07.20 at 08:40 by The Editor

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Aldi is on the lookout for new store locations across Lincolnshire, including Bourne.

However, despite calls for Aldi to come to the Deepings, the area is not on the retailers latest target-list.

The UK’s fifth largest supermarket has been on an expansion drive in recent years as it targets having 1,200 stores open by 2025.

The move comes as the retailer submitted plans with South Kesteven District Council for a supermarket in Stamford last week, as revealed by Nub News yesterday.

It is also seeking a second site in Stamford.

A spokesman told Nub News: The new (second) store .....would be in addition to the proposed store on Uffington Road, and would not impact these plans."

Earlier this year, Aldi also submitted a planning application to SKDC for a new store in Grantham on the corner of Harlaxton Road and Trent Road, replacing an existing supermarket on South Parade.

Aldi, which currently has more than 880 stores across the UK, has identified several new locations in Lincolnshire where it is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for development.

It says each site should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store with around 100 parking spaces, ideally on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.

Ciaran Aldridge, National Property Director at Aldi UK, said: “Aldi is growing rapidly and we are welcoming around a million new customers into our stores every year.

“But there are also hundreds of towns across the UK where there is not an Aldi, meaning there are hundreds of thousands of people who can’t easily access the high quality, affordable food our customers love.

“We are willing to explore all opportunities, including developer-led schemes or existing retail units.”

The full list of locations it is targeting in Lincolnshire are:

Barton-upon-Humber
Lincoln
Cleethorpes
Epworth
Mablethorpe
Market Rasen
Scunthorpe
Bourne
Holbeach Clough
Horncastle
New Boultham, Lincoln

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