Aldi has been given planning permission for a brand-new store in Killaloe
ALDI has been given the green light by An Bord Pleanala to open a new store in Killaloe, a move which will create a number of jobs in the town.
The retail giant has been given permission to construct a discount foodstore on Abbey Street in Killaloe, which is located on the outskirts of Limerick.
It is hoped that the store will open in 2018, creating around 15 to 20 jobs in the process, it is understood.
The planning allows for construction of a single storey discount foodstore, with signage, 87 car parking spaces and all associated site works within curtilage of a protected structure. The store will have a gross floor area of 1,610 square metres, according to planning documents.
Permission with revised conditions was granted by the appeals board on December 14 after Clare County Council previously granted conditional permission in May of last year to Aldi Stores (Ireland) Limited.
In a statement, Aldi said: “We welcome An Bord Pleanála’s decision and we believe competition is good for consumers. We will now move forward with our plans to open a new store in Killaloe, bringing our range of award winning products at unbeatable prices to the local community.
“The opening of every new Aldi store has brought greater choice, quality and value to more and more consumers across Ireland. Since 1999 we have invested €1.2 billion in our store opening programme and last year we spent over €700 million with Irish suppliers.
“We are engaged in a three year €100 million expansion programme with plans to open 20 new stores and creating 400 new jobs by the end of 2019.”
The proposed development includes the construction of an ESB substation, all landscaping, boundary treatment and site development works on a 0.998-hectare site, all at Abbey Street. The site falls within the curtilage of a protected structure, The Deanery, which lies directly to the east of the proposed development.