Supermarket could be on its way to Buckshaw Village

Artist's impression of Aldi in Buckshaw Village

Artist's impression of Aldi in Buckshaw Village

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Plans to build a supermarket and £600,000 community centre could get the green light tomorrow.

Aldi and Primrose Holdings have applied to develop the site on Ordnance Road, Buckshaw Village.

“We are delighted that Primrose Holdings and Aldi’s application has been recommended for approval. “More than 86 per cent of people who responded to our consultation supported our plans for a multi-million-pound investment in the area, which will increase shopping choice, provide jobs for local residents and help deliver a new community centre for Buckshaw Village.”

Philip Isherwood, property director for Aldi

Chorley Council’s development control committee will consider whether to allow the scheme to go ahead.

Eighty letters have been sent in favour of the planning application - as well as three against and five others - and the proposal is recommended for approval.

Council leader Coun Alistair Bradley previously said community groups had complained about a lack of facilities for more than two years and a new community centre would meet demand.

A letter sent by a presentative of Buckshaw Scout Group said their current waiting list was 45 per cent of their membership due to a lack of space.

The supermarket would create 50 jobs.

The scheme also includes a “flexible use divisible unit”. It was originally planned to be a drive-through coffee shop, but that was scrapped after a campaign by The Cow Shed and its customers.

Philip Isherwood, property director for Aldi, said: “We are delighted that Primrose Holdings and Aldi’s application has been recommended for approval.

“More than 86 per cent of people who responded to our consultation supported our plans for a multi-million-pound investment in the area, which will increase shopping choice, provide jobs for local residents and help deliver a new community centre for Buckshaw Village.”

n Development control committee meets at 6.30pm tomorrow at Chorley Town Hall.