A discount supermarket has revealed plans to open a new store on a North Yorkshire site.

Aldi is asking people what they think of the plans for a new store on the development, to the north of Northallerton, where up to 1,000 new homes have been built.

The plan, being promoted alongside commercial property developer the Eshton Group, is to develop Phase 1 of a new local centre - with Aldi as the anchor food store.

There would also be a Burger King restaurant with a drive-through, Starbucks coffee shop with a drive-through, a sandwich shop run by Greggs and 166 car parking spaces - including 13 accessible and nine parent and child spaces associated with the centre.

The Northern Echo: Plans for the site

It represents an investment of £8m and would be integrated into a wider residential-led development, known as North Northallerton.

A spokesperson said: "The proposed location is a ‘gateway site’ to the area and the design, layout and landscaping have been carefully planned - we’ve taken great care to ensure the site leaves a positive first impression.

"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.

"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’re looking forward to hearing from as many local residents as possible through our virtual consultation and encourage everyone to get involved."

The Northern Echo: The site plan for the proposed new Aldi

A spokesperson from Eshton Group said: "This is a great opportunity to partner with Aldi and deliver a vital new local neighbourhood centre to North Northallerton.

"This site will play an integral role in supporting the wider North Northallerton masterplan in the coming years."

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Aldi and Eshton Group say they aim to submit a planning application to North Yorkshire Council in the coming months.

Anyone who would like to find out more details about Aldi’s proposals can contact a member of their project team on the Freephone information line, 0800 298 7040, visit the project website https://aldiconsultation.co.uk/northnorthallerton or email feedback@consultation-online.co.uk

Aldi has now become Britain’s fourth biggest supermarket with sales of over £15.5bn in 2022, an increase of £2bn and with profits of £179m. The German discount store has been trading in Britain for 33 years, and this year opened its 1,000th store.