**Aldi Supermarket – Dock Street (Commercial St)

Name/location Aldi Supermarket – Dock Street (Commercial St)
Owner/developer Aldi Stores UK
Proposal Detailed planning application for demolition works and erection of a class 1 retail foodstore
Current status Application approved on appeal 14/9/17
Key dates Email confirming demolition underway to complete before Christmas and construction will commence beginning of 2020
Construction continued (Essential Service – food)  – it had been halted due to coronavirus in March 2020
LHNCC position Support dependant on FUL application
Benefits
  • Sympathetic design for Conservation area
  • Makes use of existing redundant industrial buildings
Issues
  • Increase in traffic and a detrimental impact on air quality
  • ? Impact on on-street parking; Location of the entrance
  • Noise impact
Actions by LHNCC LHNCC does not object to the planning application. However, it states that views expressed by residents (see above) in the area should be taken account of in the consideration of the application
Future action Letter sent stating above comments.
Notes
  • Developer aims to start building in 2019 – Request to check if Aldi still intending to build?
  • Contacted agent who confirmed it will be built, probably 2020
  • Site cleared and development progressing after some concerns raised regarding tree removal, these have now been addressed
Further information Developer Website: www.aldi.co.uk
CEC reference/link 16/01771/FUL   Appeal Ref: 16/00126/REF & 16/00127/REF – approved 14/9/17
Case Officer Kenneth Bowes: E-mail: kenneth.bowes@edinburgh.gov.uk.  Tel: 0131 529 6724