ALDI has announced further revisions to its plans for a store in Wrexham Road which, it claims, will ease residents’ fears over traffic.
After a consultation with Whitchurch people at the Dodington Lodge in January, the retailer has announced changes it believes will help.
It now plans to install a right-hand turn into Aldi from Wrexham Road, as well as putting up two vehicle-activated signs along the road.
The plan is now also to extend a 30mph zone to cover the whole of the Aldi site to deter speeding.
An Aldi spokesperson said: “We are committed to providing a solution that is viewed as suitable and desirable by all residents of Whitchurch, and we have considered all feedback received to date to deliver the best possible outcome for the town.
“A significant concern raised, particularly by residents of Wrexham Road, was that our proposed changes would result in a perceived loss of parking space for residents.
“In response, the planning application will no longer include amendments to the current on-street parking proposals, but will support the aspirations of Shropshire Council to deliver a much wider scheme as part of the Local Plan development.”
In addition, Aldi will offer a contribution to Shropshire Council to bring forward traffic manage-ment proposals in line with future developments across Whitchurch.
As well as providing greater choice for shoppers in and around Whitchurch, it is expected up to 40 permanent full- and part-time jobs will be created by the proposed store, in addition to roles during construction and supply chain opportunities.
Residents with any questions about the updated highways plans are invited to call Aldi’s Freephone information line on 0800 085 7040, or visit the dedicated project website at www.aldiwhitchurch.co.uk