Whitchurch Town Council to discuss planning application for Aldi foodstore tonight

Reporter:

Barrie White

WHITCHURCH Council's planning committee will tonight discuss an application by supermarket chain Aldi to build a new foodstore in Wrexham Road.

The meeting, in the Edward German Room at the Civic Centre, will cover a number of planning applications and whether town councillors should support or object to them.

There will be a public session before councillors discuss their own views on whether the council will support the application, which has drawn plenty of criticism from residents in Wrexham Road.

Similarly, at a consultation session in January - held at the Dodington Lodge - businesses owners expressed their concerns about the impact an Aldi would have on footfall in the town.

The application is first on the agenda, with other items including an extension in Pear Tree Lane plus a two-storey rear extension and a single garage/workshop in Terrick Road.

Meanwhile, a second extension application in Pear Tree Lane and a potential Tree Preservation Order from Shropshire Council for the 26 Lombardy Popular trees in the area will also be considered.

The meeting begins at 7.45pm.

Meanwhile, this Saturday, April 1 is Whitchurch Spring Fair from 10am - 4pm, with lots to see, do and buy with fun for all of the family.

The Spring Market in the Main Hall of Whitchurch Civic Centre with a variety of stalls and dance performances from Maggie May's and Glo's Dance & Cheer.

There will be Easter crafts in the library from 10.15-11.15am, while many outdoor stalls featuring artisans from Whitchurch Farmers' Market and the brand new Makers Market.

For more details see www.themakersmarket.co.uk/ or whitchurch.info/2017/03/spring-fair-saturday-1st-april-9am/

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