Aldi seeking residents' views on plans to transform 'eyesore' site
PLANS for a new Aldi store on an eyesore site in Daybrook have been welcomed by residents.
The supermarket chain wants to build the store on the old Daybrook Laundry site, off Mansfield Road, in a scheme which would also create up to 25 jobs.
After the laundry closed in 2002, Gedling Borough Council granted planning permission for several developments, but none have materialised and residents have described the site as an "eyesore".
Now, Aldi is asking residents to give their views on its plans at a presentation at St Paul's Church Hall, Church Drive, Daybook, between 3-7pm, tomorrow .
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An Aldi spokesman said there was "a real need for a new food store to serve Daybrook" and added: "We are keen to ensure the views of the local community are heard.
"The proposals would transform part of this vacant brownfield site with the introduction of a high quality retail development to the area, carefully designed to provide a modern shopping environment for the community."
Mark Hammans, chairman of the Arnold Business Forum, has welcomed the proposals.
He said: "We are pleased to see Aldi are inviting members of the local community to view and discuss the plans.
"Care will need to be taken to ensure the free flow of traffic on the A60, which is a main arterial route.
"We look forward to viewing the proposals."
Marcus Oswald, 50, from Sherwood, said: "I'm glad to see some good finally come of the laundry. My son is in need of work; he'll be looking at the opportunities there."
Aldi plans to submit a planning application before the end of the year, following tomorrow's event.
For more information, call the project's freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.
What do you think of the plans? Contact our Arnold reporter Winnie Agbonlahor on 0115 905 1963 or email email@example.com