New Supermarket set to open in Biddulph

February 8, 2019 by  

Retail giant Aldi has successfully secured a site for its new store in Biddulph, Stoke on Trent.

The Supermarket made an offer to Staffordshire County Council in November, which it increased shortly after in December.

This new store will be constructed on the former Meadows Special School site on the Tunstall Road. In 2005, the school was destroyed by fire and relocated to Leek. The building was demolished and the site has remained undeveloped.

The Biddulph store will be another step in Aldi’s aim to own a network of 1,000 outlets across the UK and Ireland by 2022. Aldi advertises its in-store offers to the local community and throughout the nation using colourful flyer printing, but there is a lot of work to take place before this store opens.

Councillor Mark Deavil of Staffordshire County Council stated:

“As is typical with these kinds of development there now needs to be further work to develop the proposals to enable a planning consent to be submitted and then the contractual elements of the sale can be submitted.”

For several years now, the council has held discussions with a number of developers regarding the site. The German supermarket chain Lidl had expressed a longstanding interest in opening a store in Biddulph. The proposed development would have created 40 jobs but now it is its rival Aldi that will be offering employment to the local community.