Aldi prepares proposals for Bakewell store

Current proposals for the Aldi in Bakewell.
Current proposals for the Aldi in Bakewell.

Award-winning supermarket Aldi is putting together proposals for a new food store in Bakewell which will be put to residents this week so they can have their say.

The discount food retailer plans to build a new store on land off Buxton Road opposite Deepdale Business Park which currently houses a disused engineering works.

Residents are invited to attend a public exhibition where they can view the initial proposals and give their feedback to members of the project team.

Aldi’s proposal would deliver a multi-million-pound investment in the area, creating up to 40 new jobs in store as well employment during construction and supply chain opportunities.

A spokesman for Aldi said: “We are excited about the prospect of extending our offer to the residents of Bakewell.

“The proposals will increase local choice and should reduce the need for people to travel out of the area to complete their food shopping, helping to retain spending within the town.”

The new store would also include approximately 107 parking spaces and new landscaping around the boundary of the site to provide an attractive setting for the store.

In June 2014, Aldi was named Grocer of the Year for the second year running and customers save between 30 and 40 per cent on their shopping.

The public consultation will take place on Thursday October 30 between 3pm and 7pm at Bakewell Methodist Church on Matlock Street and all local people are welcome to come and view the plans.

If residents have any questions in the meantime, they can call Aldi’s freephone information line number on 0800 298 7040 or visit the project website,