Update on development proposals for a new Aldi discount food store at Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton 

As you may be aware following extensive consultation with the public, Aldi, the award-winning discount food retailer, submitted a planning application to redevelop land at the former Jaguar Dealership along Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton with a new, high-quality, discount food store.  

In light of further feedback received from the community, we have amended the proposals to address comments related to the highway proposals

Listening to feedback – Our amended highways plan

  • Highway improvements including a right turn lane serving the site and Portsmouth Avenue, helping to reduce potential congestion around the access and along Portsmouth Road
  • A signal-controlled pedestrian crossing on Portsmouth Road, providing a safe means of crossing for pedestrians, which this part of Portsmouth Road currently lacks.
  • Relocation of cycle parking spaces closer to the store

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Aldi’s plans to bring Everyday Amazing to Thames Ditton

Aldi, the award-winning discount food retailer, is bringing forward proposals to redevelop land at the former Guy Salmon Dealership, Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton with a new, high-quality, discount food store.

Aldi has long wanted to expand the offer of its amazing value and choice to the residents of Thames Ditton, and the former Guy Salmon showroom at Portsmouth Road is the ideal location.

The scheme would provide an attractive, modern Aldi food store in a convenient and accessible location, alongside new car parking facilities, improving customer choice and reducing travel times.

The proposed store would employ up to 50 local people, with further job opportunities supported via construction and through the supply chain.

The proposals would also see the former office building on site refurbished and regenerated to create a new shop and apartment above.

As part of its commitment to community consultation, Aldi has arranged a virtual public exhibition to provide you with an opportunity to view the draft plans for a new discount food store and give your feedback on the proposals, prior to the submission of a full planning application to Elmbridge Borough Council.

To view the Virtual Public Exhibition, click here.

For a short overview of our Proposals, click here.

Aldi is pleased to let you know that its planning application for a new, high-quality discount food store in Thames Ditton has now been submitted to Elmbridge District Council.

You can view the submitted application by visiting https://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/planning/search-comment-participate/search-or-comment-on-a-planning-application/ and searching for application reference:  2021/3857.

Aldi’s planning application for a new, high-quality, discount food store in Thames Ditton was submitted in October 2021. We are pleased that Elmbridge District Council has now validated the application and it can now be viewed on the planning portal. We had hoped our application would have been validated this close to Christmas, but we have been reassured by Elmbridge District Council that comments can be received until 11th March 2022.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch by emailing feedback@consultation-online.co.uk or calling the freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.