Aldi’s planning application for a new food store on Caerphilly Road has received a boost, following a recommendation for approval by planning officers at Cardiff Council.
The final decision on the application will be made by Planning Committee members at their meeting next Wednesday (11 October).
The proposal attracted over 70 supportive comments on the planning file, and was also supported in a light-hearted (and small scale) Twitter poll by Rhiwbina Info.
Aldi says it represents a multi-million pound investment into the area and would create approximately 40 local jobs, paid at the industry leading rate of £8.53 an hour.
If approved, the application would seek to transform the derelict site which has been vacant for many years.
An Aldi spokesperson said: “We are pleased that officers at Cardiff Council have recommended our application for a new food store on Caerphilly Road for approval. Aldi is committed to delivering the proposals which represent an opportunity to provide significant investment in to this area of Cardiff as well as create a number of secure, well paid local jobs.”
They added: “We have been overwhelmed by the public support for the proposals and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have taken the time to share their views with us.
“We hope that Planning Committee members are able to support their officers’ recommendation and give consideration to the many benefits that our proposals could bring to the area as they make their decision.”