Aldi, the award-winning discount food retailer, and Lateral, a specialist property advisory & development business, are proposing to develop a new discount food store in West Bridgford. 

The plans would see the land that lies between the Wilford Lane Tram Stop and The Becket Way, to the north of Wilford Lane developed into a new Aldi store.

The proposals would deliver a brand-new Aldi discount food store to serve the western part of West Bridgford, reducing the need for customers to travel to other parts of West Bridgford to complete their grocery shopping. The proposed new Aldi store will also improve consumer choice and reduce the need for residents to use cars to undertake a grocery shop.

We have now submitted our planning application to Rushcliffe Council. The application reference number is 21/03140/FUL and we are aiming to have our application determined by March 2022.

Planning Background

The site is currently vacant scrubland, which previously formed part of the grounds of The Chateau Public House and rifle shooting range, until it was separated in 2007 by the construction of The Becket Way.

In 2012, consent was granted for a larger supermarket and petrol filling station on part of the site and the land on the eastern side of The Becket Way. More recently, consent was granted for the development of a Lidl and a combination of additional retail and leisure uses on the land to the east of The Becket Way.

Lateral have been working for some time with the current owners of the land, Star Pubs & Bars, to identify a viable development option given the site’s technical constraints such as its flood risk and proximity to noise generating uses such as the adjacent tram stop. Many options have been explored by Lateral, including pub use, builders’ merchant, a care home with assisted living apartments, budget hotel and a gym. The option for a supermarket has been found to be the most appropriate and deliverable; this is supported by Aldi’s commitment to the site.