Plans for new Aldi at Knaresborough's Manse Farm site submitted to council
Aldi’s proposal for a new food store at Manse Farm, Knaresborough has moved a step closer with the submission of a detailed planning application to Harrogate Borough Council.
The site just off York Road, opposite Nidderdale Lodge Park, is set to be developed into a store with landscaping and a car park for 115 spaces.
The proposed food store is part of the mixed-use, wider masterplan for Manse Farm, which sees a development plan for 600 homes and includes outline planning permission for a supermarket.
Aldi held pre-application consultation with local residents and stakeholders during November and December last year, including a public exhibition to showcase its proposals.
The discount-food giant says that almost 80 per cent of respondents to the consultation were in favour of the plans for a new Aldi store at Manse Farm.
A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We are delighted to submit our planning application to deliver a new food store at Manse Farm. We are very encouraged by the high level of support we have received for the plans from local residents and stakeholders.
“Respondents to our consultation highlighted the benefits the scheme would bring, including a new discount food store, job creation and reduced travel times. Additionally, a number of local people commented that a new food store would complement the wider mixed-used plans for Manse Farm.
“Aldi would like to thank all those who took the time to participate in our consultation process and look forward to updating the community as the planning process progresses.”
Harrogate Borough Council will determine the application, with a decision expected to be made in the coming months.
Anyone who would like to find out more details can visit the project website, www.aldiconsultation.co.uk/knaresborough.