The proposed store is located on King George VI Avenue, and forms part of the wider Toad’s Hole Valley strategic development allocation, which has planning consent for c.800 new homes, commercial and community uses. With direct access to the strategic road network, existing residents and future residents of Toad’s Hole Valley, the site is the ideal location for a food store.

Aldi’s proposal offers:

  • Modestly sized food store with a new sales area of 1,315m2
  • Parking spaces for 119 cars, including seven accessible bays, seven parent-and-child spaces, and 12 active and a further 12 passive electric vehicle charging points
  • Free customer car parking together with bicycle storage for 26 cycles
  • 50 full and part-time local jobs
  • A high-quality sustainable design, including wild meadow green roof
  • Attractive landscaping throughout the site to improve its appearance, respecting its setting adjacent to the South Downs National Park and enhance the existing biodiversity on the site
  • Redeveloping a brownfield site, bringing it into economic use

Transport and Access

 The site is well-located, being next to the future Toad’s Hole Valley development site as well as the A27 interchange. The transport proposals for the new store include:

  • A new vehicular and pedestrian access from King George VI Avenue
  • A pedestrian link to the future Toad’s Hole Valley development site
  • Positioning the store service and delivery yard to the rear, separate from the car parking area
  • Potential to facilitate pedestrian links to the south at King George VI Drive and Woodland Avenue through an improved crossing point on King George VI Avenue

If you would like to know more about our proposals for Hove, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.