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More jobs for town as Aldi plans to open new store

Discount supermarket firm Aldi is to open its new store in St Ives at the end of the summer, creating up to 40 jobs.

The retailer, which already has branches in Huntingdon and St Neots, has just applied for planning permission to put up a range of signs for the store, at the junction of Stocks Bridge Way and Needingworth Road, which is nearing completion despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Aldi is the latest business to build in an area which has become surprisingly popular for retailers, following on from the construction of the Morrisons supermarket across the road.   Its application to put up a range of signs and advertisements at the new store has gone before Huntingdonshire District Council, a step which normally takes place towards the end of construction.

A spokesman for Aldi said: “Construction of our new St Ives store is progressing as we move towards opening at the end of summer 2020. “This will create up to 40 jobs for the community.”

St Ives Town Council backed Aldi when the firm’s plans for the store were first made.   The district council approved the siting of the Aldi store on the Compass Point business park, despite complaints that the site should have remained a business rather than a retail area.          (Source:  Hunts Post)