Supermarket chain Aldi has said it is aiming to open a brand new store in a Derbyshire town by summer next year.
The firm already has planning permission to build the store at the new retail park being created on disused land in Nottingham Road, Somercotes.
Work on the project has started and this week the firm submitted an application to Amber Valley Borough Council to put up signs on the new building.
Peveril Securities, the company behind the new retail park, was granted planning permission for the entire development in January.
The new Aldi will replace an existing store in Somercotes
As well as an Aldi, the development will feature shops, a pub and drive-thru cafe. According to Peveril, the completed development will create almost 100 new jobs.
The new Aldi, which would have a floor space of 1,742 sq metres, would replace an existing store close to the development which “no longer meets its modern requirements”.
An Aldi spokesman said: “Construction of our new Somercotes store is progressing well and we are looking forward to opening in summer 2018.
“No jobs will be lost and around five additional new jobs will be created.”
The retail park is being built on disused land off Nottingham Road
The pub element of the retail park will have space for about 150 covers. It will be operated by Marston’s.
The drive-thru food and drink outlet will be occupied by “a well-known company specialising in coffee sales”.
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Three non-food retail units will also be built as part of the plans but no occupiers have been announced yet.
And a car park of 372 spaces will be created on the site, which was formerly occupied by a clothing factory.
At present, there is already a McDonald’s and KFC outlet nearby – as well as the existing Aldi and a B&M Retail store.
Source: Derby Telegraph