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Nottingham Post
Nottingham Post
Peter Hennessy

Concerns over plans to bring Aldi to West Bridgford

Residents have voiced their concerns over plans to bring an Aldi store to West Bridgford.

The store would be located at land between the Wilford Lane Tram Stop and The Becket Way, north of Wilford Lane - and just yards away from a proposed Lidl supermarket.

David Parsons, who has lived in nearby Compton Acres for more than 25 years, says "nothing good" can come from the supermarket being added to the area.

He said: "I was against the development on the other side and I am against this one. It would mean surrendering another piece of green land in West Bridgford and putting another supermarket there - we have a Lidl, a Tesco in Compton Acres, an Asda superstore in West Bridgford and a Morrison's superstore in Gamston. We don't need another one.

"Traffic will become an absolute nightmare - Becket Way is always busy. Can you imagine what it will be like around the school when parents are picking up and dropping off their children?

"I can't begin to tell you how strongly I oppose it - nothing good can come from it in any way, shape or form."

Mr Parsons also raised concerns about flooding issues at the site as well as its close proximity to Becket school.

Meanwhile, one Wilford Village resident, who wished to remain anonymous, told Nottinghamshire Live: "I don't think it's a good idea, no.

"They're building way too much along here and I don't think it's needed. Traffic would be my main worry. It gets very busy along here and that would make it worse I think."

However, 28-year-old Rory Vern said: "The site looks quite run down so I can see why they want to build on it.

"If there's not an Aldi in West Bridgford I think it will get used - I know I would probably use it. I think it's a good idea."

Up to 40 full and part-time jobs could be created at the Aldi site, which is described as "vacant scrubland".

The plans are still at an early stage and a planning application is yet to be submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council.

An online public consultation has been launched ahead of the submission of an application.

Aldi property director Rebecca Rutter said: “We’ve been looking to secure a new store to serve the western part of West Bridgford for some time and we are extremely excited about the prospect of bringing our fresh, high quality, low price proposition to more customers.

"The proposals, which make good use of a site in a sustainable location, will provide further choice for shoppers.

“We believe in open consultation so we’re launching a ‘virtual’ public consultation in order to give everyone an opportunity to review our plans.

Land between Wilford Lane tram stop and The Becket Way, off Wilford Lane, West Bridgford. (Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post)

"We would encourage residents to provide their questions and comments via the project website."

More information on the proposed Aldi store in West Bridgford can be found by visiting:

Anybody unable to access the website or people wishing to find out more are encouraged to call 01423 502 115 or email

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