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Final consent approved for Aldi’s proposed Macduff store

By David Porter

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Aldi are set to commence work on the new store early next year.
Aldi are set to commence work on the new store early next year.

Aldi have welcomed the decision by Aberdeenshire Council to approve proposals for a new modern foodstore on Duff Street in Macduff, their first in the area.

The planning application which was approved by councillors earlier this year received its final signing off for full approval at the end of last week.

Plans were initially revealed back in May of 2021 with a consultation being held in August of the same year which received an incredibly high level of support from the community in both Macduff and the surrounding area.

It will represent an investment of £3.27 million in the town, and importantly create up to 35 local jobs within the store, together with new jobs during construction and within the Aldi supply chain.

Commenting on the approval an Aldi Spokesperson said: “I am delighted that the application has been approved. We have been overwhelmed with support for the proposals both during our own consultation and that undertaken by Aberdeenshire Council.

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their support and we can’t wait to bring our award-winning discount offer to the area’’.

Construction works will commence early as March 2023 with the store opening to welcome new customers and neighbours as early as late 2023.

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