Planners approve New Aldi store

The site of the new Aldi store to be built on land  at Oakleaf Close, Mansfield.

The site of the new Aldi store to be built on land at Oakleaf Close, Mansfield.

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A new Aldi store set to be built on the edge of Mansfield is expected to create 50 new jobs.

An application has been approved by Mansfield District Council to build the shop on vacant land next the Golden Eagle pub, just off Southwell Road West.

It will be the third Aldi to be built in the area, with the existing store off Nottingham Road, and planning permission already given for another on Leeming Lane South, Mansfield Woodhouse.

Mansfield District Council planning committee heard the store would create 50 new jobs with up to 10 staff onsite at any one time.

The new 1,925 sq m shop would include up to 125 parking spaces, six for disabled and six parent and child and would be accessed by Oak Leaf Close, the entrance used by those visiting the Golden Eagle.

A statement on behalf of the applicant, Mark Holbeche of Regal Sherwood Oaks Ltd, stated that the new store would help breathe life into the area, which largely remains scrubland.

The site has had problems with travellers setting up camp on the site in recent years, despite the use of huge concrete bollards to deter them.

The statement read: “The site is vacant and is in a prominent location which acts as a reminder that this business park has struggled to deliver in its entirety.

“The construction of a prominent high-quality foodstore adjacent to the public house demonstrates that the area has benefited from investment and signifies investor confidence in the area.”

The applicants have included the installation of a puffin crossing at the traffic lighted junction which is over capacity. They will contribute £222, 934 towards providing improved facilities for public transport cyclists and pedestrians.and £5,000 towards a local community transport scheme.

It was resolved that the application be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report and with the following additional Conditions and amendment to the Unilateral Undertaking to make the appropriate contributions on commencement of the development as opposed to on occupation of the development.

The motion ws carried by seven votes for with no votes against and no abstentions.

Not PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2015/0380/NT CONSTRUCTION OF A 1925 SQ M FOODSTORE (USE CLASS A1) AND ASSOCIATED ACCESS, PARKING, SERVICING, FACILITIES AND LANDSCAPING

The Committee considered an application for the construction of a 1925sqm foodstore (use class A1) and associated access, parking, servicing, facilities and landscaping at Oakleaf Close, Mansfield.

Receipt of the following correspondence received after publication of the agenda was reported verbally from:

Summaries of additional comments from Aldergate Properties

Mr. John Sankey - letter of objection

A copy of an e:mail from Aldergate Properties was circulated to all members.

In accordance with the Committee’s Public Speaking Procedure the under mentioned spoke as indicated:

Ms. L. Thompson (Agent)

Councillor Wright proposed and Councillor Bennett seconded that the application be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report and with the following additional Conditions:

Condition: The hereby approved development shall ensure for the benefit of Aldi Stores and no other retail operator.

Reason: The development, including the sequential test submitted with the application, has been assessed on the basis of the specific commercial requirements of the proposed operator.

Condition: Foul drainage should be discharged to the mains in accordance with the agreed Sherwood Oaks site requisition. Where adequate capacity is not available this should be secured by a further requisition.

Reason: To safeguard the Rainworth Heath and Rainworth Lakes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Condition: Suitable petrol interceptors should be used prior to discharging surface water to soakaways.

Reason: To safeguard the Rainworth Heath and Rainworth Lakes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

The motion being put to the vote it was announced that the motion be carried by 7 votes for with 0 votes against and 0 abstentions.

Oakleaf Close, Mansfield RESOLVED - That the application for the construction of a 1925sqm foodstore (use class A1) and associated access, parking, servicing, facilities and landscaping at Oakleaf Close, Mansfield be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report and with the following additional Conditions and amendment to the Unilateral Undertaking to make the appropriate contributions on commencement of the development as opposed to on occupation of the development.

Condition: The hereby approved development shall ensure for the benefit of Aldi Stores and no other retail operator.

Reason: The development, including the sequential test submitted with the application, has been assessed on the basis of the specific commercial requirements of the proposed operator.

Condition: Foul drainage should be discharged to the mains in accordance with the agreed Sherwood Oaks site requisition. Where adequate capacity is not available this should be secured by a further requisition.

Reason: To safeguard the Rainworth Heath and Rainworth Lakes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Condition: Suitable petrol interceptors should be used prior to discharging surface water to soakaways.

Reason: To safeguard the Rainworth Heath and Rainworth Lakes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)