Today, Plymouth Moor View MP, Johnny Mercer, has welcomed news of the Aldi supermarket to be built in Southway.
The supermarket, which will be located on the site of the derelict paper factory in Southway, will enhance existing local amenities and increase the numbers of shoppers coming to the area. Aldi received planning permission for the new store at the Planning Committee today.
Mr Mercer has worked with Cllr Mark Deacon, Ward Councillor in Southway, to ensure that the voices of local residents have been heard throughout the planning process. As a result, the entrance for the new store was moved from Southway Drive to Flamborough Road, opposite the existing entrance to Southway Shopping Centre, to reflect concerns about the ease of entry and exit to the site via Southway Drive.
Speaking after the planning decision was made today, Johnny Mercer MP said:
‘I am pleased that this planning application has been successful. The new supermarket not only provides additional choice and services to the residents in Southway, it will provide up to 40 jobs in the area, and bring welcome additional revenue as shoppers from surrounding neighbourhoods make use of the supermarket and other local services at the Southway Local Centre.
‘This development is a great example of developers, residents and elected representatives working together to see the best outcome for the local community.’
Local Southway Ward Councillor, Mark Deacon said:
‘I have worked closely with Aldi and local residents throughout the planning process for this new supermarket and am delighted it has been granted planning permission.
‘The opening of this store will bring business to the area and make it easier for the residents of Southway and surrounding neighbourhoods to stay local as they shop.’