Aldi submits Kettering supermarket plan

Proposals to build the Aldi in Stanier Close, just off Northfield Avenue, and adjacent to the Dunelm store, have been submitted to Kettering Council
Proposals to build the Aldi in Stanier Close, just off Northfield Avenue, and adjacent to the Dunelm store, have been submitted to Kettering Council

A planning application for a new supermarket in Kettering has been submitted.

Proposals to build the Aldi in Stanier Close, just off Northfield Avenue, and adjacent to the Dunelm store, have been submitted to Kettering Council.

The cut-price German food retailer is proposing to open its second outlet in the town – and only a few hundred metres from an existing shop belonging to competitors Lidl.

Existing parking spaces outside Dunelm would be used by Aldi customers, the supermarket says.

In July, Aldi hosted a public exhibition to let people know about their plans.

They said they received more than 140 responses on the day and by post from members of the public, with 89 per cent of respondents reacting positively.

In a statement as part of the planning application, the retailer said its stores on the Kettering Retail Park and in Corby and Wellingborough were very popular, adding: “Aldi is confident that there is substantial demand for an additional store in Kettering at this location.”

The plans say the next-door unit will be occupied by a non-food retailer.