Award-winning supermarket retailer Aldi has announced it has submitted a planning application for a new food store at the former Electrocoin site on Caerphilly Road.
If approved, the plan would result in the construction of a supermarket on the long dis-used site on Caerphilly Road, and would create approximately 40 full- and part-time local jobs, paid at the industry leading rate of £8.53 an hour.
We reported in May that Aldi was considering submitting a proposal for the site. A light-hearted Rhiwbina Info Twitter poll showed substantial support for the idea, and Aldi’s own consultation saw 68% of respondents in favour of the proposals in principle.
Aldi’s regional property director, Rob Jones, said: “We would like to thank local residents and key stakeholders for providing their feedback during the public consultation period. We have worked hard to ensure that our submitted plans take in to account the feedback we received whilst providing an opportunity to redevelop this dilapidated, problematic site which is seen as an eye sore locally.”
He added: “Our proposed store represents a multi-million pound investment into this area of Cardiff, creates employment opportunities and helps local residents save money. We are keen to support the local community in which we operate and will work closely with local representatives to contribute to this goal through the development of a new food store”.
Last month we carried this insight from a local expert.
A decision from Cardiff Council is expected within the coming months. In the meantime Aldi has promised to keep residents informed of the progress of the proposals.
Aldi also has a freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.