New jobs to boost Lancashire village

SUPERMARKET VISION: An artist impression of the new Aldi store

SUPERMARKET VISION: An artist impression of the new Aldi store

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  • Plans to build a new Aldi supermarket and community centre have been approved
  • Aldi bosses have confirmed work at the Buckshaw Village site will start in early June
  • The new supermarket will create 50 jobs
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Plans to build a job spinning supermarket and £600,000 community centre have been given the go ahead.

The plans were submitted by supermarket chain Aldi and Primrose Holdings to develop a site on land off Ordnance Road, Buckshaw Village.

We are delighted to have secured unanimous approval at planning committee for this high-quality development.

Phil Isherwood

Chorley Council’s development control committee met on Tuesday night and voted unanimously in favour of the plans.

Bosses at Aldi have confirmed work will start in early June with a scheduled opening before Christmas 2015.

The supermarket will create 50 jobs, the plans also include a new 298sqm community centre and a separate business unit, which is yet to be filled.

Phil Isherwood, Property Director for Aldi in the North West says: “We are delighted to have secured unanimous 
approval at planning 
committee for this high-quality development.

“We are very excited to add to our existing stores in 
Chorley and Leyland which will enable Buckshaw residents to travel shorter distances to do their shopping.”

Currently Buckshaw Village only has one community centre on Unity Place and previously, Chorley Council leader Coun Alistair Bradley said community groups had complained about a lack of 
facilities for more than two years and a new community centre would meet demand.

Mark Perks, ward councillor for Astley and Buckshaw,said: “I am heavily involved in the local community groups who find capacity at a premium and who want to expand due to the influx of families on the village.

“A centre will provide new facilities which will meet the need and it’s important to recognise this.”