ugg online store Plans for new Aldi and M Foodhall in Darlington
Planning agents, Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners, say that the M store would be an “integral part” of the council’s masterplan to build 1,200 new homes at West Park Garden Village, plus associated amenities.
Their report states: “Along with the new Aldi store,
the proposed M Foodhall will complement the existing range of facilities at West Park Village Local Centre, which is currently limited to shops and services meeting only day to day needs.
“They will therefore help to better meet the convenience retail needs of existing local residents, as well as those of the new communities being created on the western side of Darlington.
“The new Foodhall will also enhance the accessibility and availability of food retail provision available in west Darlington more generally, where there are currently no facilities of any significant size.”
The report goes on to say that the M store represents a “significant investment” in the area that will boost local employment and the economy.
According to the applications, the stores will be well served by buses as well as pedestrian and cycle links and will be accessed by a new road connecting with John Fowler Way.