ALDI has submitted plans that would see its former Leicester Street store demolished and replaced by two new retail units.

The supermarket chain moved into its current building on the same site in February 2017.

As well as the new units, the proposal would see the creation of an additional 38 shared car parking spaces to take the total number up to 170.

This will include provisions for the disabled, parents shopping with children and cyclists.

Aldi says that the development will ‘future proof’ the 3-acre site and create a better use for the now disused unit by demolishing it.

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A planning document submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council states that if approved, the proposal will ‘visually enhance’ the approach along Leicester Street.

It will also create a safe and convenient customer car park accessed from the entrance position along Leicester Street with safe pedestrian access.

The current site would be ‘updated and enhanced’ in terms of its visual amenity by creating a ‘modern and sympathetic addition’ to the local area.

Aldi also adds that the development will create 11 job opportunities for the local area, employing local contractors and labour during the construction of the store.

To view the plans in full, visit