Aldi plans get green light

The former Co-Operative store, which is now closed, will be reopened as an Aldi

The former Co-Operative store, which is now closed, will be reopened as an Aldi - Credit: Archant

A planning application submitted by Aldi for a supermarket building in Portishead has been approved.

It hopes to open a new store in the town within ‘a matter of months’ now the go-ahead has been given to alter the former Co-Operative building off Wyndham Way, which it bought in February.

Members of North Somerset Council’s planning and regulatory committee approved the application on June 10, attaching a condition that deliveries to the store should be made no later than 9pm.

The changes will include alterations to the external fascias, demolishing the service yard, re-configuring car parking spaces, installing a bin store and also a new scissor lift.

Prior to last week’s meeting, residents had raised concerns about the demolition of a service yard wall which they fear will result in more noise reaching them. Some concerns were also raised about delivery lorries reversing through the car park.