Aldi and Eshton reveal Northallerton plans
A gateway site foodstore represents phase one of an £8m local centre, which will also include Burger King, Starbucks, Greggs and more than 160 parking spaces.
Located to the north of Northallerton at North Moor Road, the new local centre would integrate with the wider residential-led development, known as North Northallerton.
North Northallerton is a 900-home scheme involving various housebuilders.
The proposed retail location is a “gateway site” to the area and the design, layout and landscaping have been carefully planned to create a positive first impression, the scheme’s promoters said.
Regular Aldi architect The Harris Partnership is the designer of the proposals, for which an online consultation is now open.
Hydrock, which is on Aldi’s northern framework, is also on the professional team. providing structural, civic and geo-environmental consultancy.
Aldi and Eshton Group said that the centre has been strategically positioned away from the existing roundabout, to create as much public open space as possible.
In total, it is expected that up to 110 new full and part-time jobs would become available for local people, 40 of these jobs at the new Aldi food store alone.
Both the Burger King and Starbucks would have drive-thru facilities, while the parking at the site swill include 166 car parking spaces in total, including 13 accessible and nine parent & child spaces.
A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We’re very excited to be consulting on our plans for a new local centre in North Northallerton. The proposals would bring much needed new food shopping together with food and drink facilities to the north of Northallerton, to support the significant amount of new housing in the area.
“We’ve taken great care to ensure the site leaves the best possible first impression, and strategically positioned the local centre away from the existing roundabout, to create as much open space as possible.
“We’re looking forward to hearing from as many local residents as possible through our virtual consultation and encourage everyone to get involved.”
Aldi and Eshton Group aim to submit an application to North Yorkshire Council in the coming months.
The discount grocer opened a consultation last month for a further North Yorkshire store, in Norton-on-Derwent.
Headquartered in Guiseley, Eshton Group is an established property business working across the North, with highlight schemes including Burnley Bridge Business Park and Catterick 52.