Aldi puts in plans to extend Chatteris store

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Budget supermarket chain Aldi has put in plans to increase its new Chatteris store.

The firm is taking over the former Co-operative Store in Bridge Street, which closed earlier this year.

Aldi has submitted plans to Fenland District Council to put up a new entrance lobby with canopy.

It has also applied for an extension to form a new loading bay and the formation of a service yard.

The plans also ask for permission to install new shopfront glazing, cladding of external walls and solar panels.

The store is expected to create 40 jobs.

The addition of Aldi would be a big boost to Chatteris which currently does not have a large supermarket.

Plans have also gone in to transform the West Park Street Service Station.

Wellsfield Associates, which is based in Essex, has submitted a planning application to remove the existing pumps, canopy and associated equipment.

It has applied to extend the store along with adding a new short front and cash point machine, plus security bollards and a bike rack.

The design and access statement says the development would provide an enhanced retail shopping facility for local residents.

It concludes: “Every effort has been made to create an attractive and functional scheme which will provide a greatly improved retail unit.”

Meanwhile a new store has opened in Wisbech.

Cancer Research UK has now opened its doors at the Cromwell Road Retail Park.

On Saturday, volunteers and staff moved 1,200 bags of clothes and 20 rails of hanging stock from Boston to the new store in Wisbech.

They were helped by staff from Buffaload Logistics and Corkers Crisps.

The charity has thanked has the Buffaload team for volunteering to help transport the stock.