7 November 2023
By Fergus Johnston
Aldi has submitted plans for a new £4.7 million store on Castle Street, Dumbarton.
The proposed new store marks Aldi’s first venture into Dumbarton and will deliver around 35 new jobs, alongside new jobs created during construction and within the supply chain.
The proposed new store will deliver a 1842sqm food store, including sales floor, staff welfare and storage areas. It will include 88 parking bays, including 72 standard, 8 parent and child, 4 accessible and 4 electric vehicle spaces.
Aldi’s planning application submission to West Dunbartonshire Council follows the delivery of a comprehensive consultation programme carried out by the discount retailer to collate feedback from the local community.
This included a public consultation on Wednesday 27 September at the Riverside Parish Church in Dumbarton where over 60 members of the public attended to view the plans, ask questions to members of the project team and provide feedback on the proposals.
To date Aldi have received a significant level of positive feedback with 86% of respondents writing to confirm they support the proposals for a new store in Dumbarton.
An Aldi spokesperson said: “We are delighted to have submitted our proposals for a store in Dumbarton, marking the latest step in our project timeline to bring a first Aldi store to the area.
“I would like to thank all members of the local community who attended our consultation event. We are incredibly pleased with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we’ve received about our proposals.
“An Aldi store would greatly benefit the area, bringing a significant investment of £4.7 million alongside the creation of 35 new jobs.
“We are looking forward to continuing our engagement with the local community over the coming weeks.”
The consultation website (https://aldiconsultation.co.uk/dumbarton/) will remain open until the planning process is concluded.
If approved, it is anticipated that the new store will open and welcome shoppers by late 2026.
The project website is available to view at https://aldiconsultation.co.uk/dumbarton/
Aldi is one of Britain’s fastest-growing supermarkets with over 1000 stores and around 40,000 workers.
The supermarket says it believes in making everyday amazing and delivering the best possible value for millions of families throughout the UK and Ireland.
That’s why Aldi is the UK’s Cheapest Supermarket, according to consumer champion Which? (May 2023) as well as being named the UK’s Cheapest Supermarket for 2021 and 2022.
Aldi consistently racks up award after award for quality, treats its suppliers and employees with fairness and respect and recognises the responsibility of supporting valued institutions such as Team GB and Paralympics GB to demonstrate the importance of health and wellness.
Aldi makes the everyday amazing. But amazing doesn’t happen overnight, which is why Aldi is making changes to be better every single day – to be fairer, greener and healthier for customers, society and the environment.
What’s the reason they do this? Because Aldi believes that everyone should have access to fresh, healthy, affordable food. It’s a right, not a privilege.
Full details of Aldi’s awards and achievements are detailed at www.aldi.co.uk/awards