Another supermarket plan for Salisbury

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LONDON Road in Salisbury could have not one new supermarket but two.

Aldi wants to build a food store on the site of the former Autecnique showroom which has stood derelict for years.

The discount retailer - which has 7,000 stores across Europe, America and Australia – is holding a public exhibition next Friday to unveil more details about its plans.

The move comes the week after Asda submitted a planning application for permission to build a supermarket with 40,000 sq ft of sales space at Salisbury Retail Park, just up the road at Bishopdown Farm. Aldi says it wants to build a “vibrant new neighbourhood food store” that would bring 30 new jobs to Salisbury.

If its plans are approved it will create new car parking spaces at the adjacent London Road park & ride site and contribute to a new cycleway and footpath.

“We are keen to regenerate a local eyesore site with a new custom built store, designed to complement the existing offering and provide local people with more choice,” said an Aldi spokesman.

“Delivering an Aldi to the area would bridge the gap for a deep discount retailer, with Aldi prices on average between 20 and 50 per cent lower than most supermarkets, without compromising on quality. “We are excited about the prospect of coming to Salisbury in order to offer the local community a genuine choice when completing their weekly food shopping.

“We believe the proposed site offers a real opportunity to provide the community with a much needed premium discount food store.”

Concerns have already been raised about extra traffic on London Road that could be created if the Asda store gets the go-ahead and there are fears a second supermarket could make the situation worse.

Residents have said they are worried London Road could become “another Southampton Road”, with frustrated shoppers and commuters clogging up the route into the city.

Traffic assessments would be carried out as part of the planning process.

Aldi’s public exhibition will be held at Hampton Park Pavilion on Friday, May 23 between 4.30pm and 8.30pm.

Representatives from the supermarket firm will answer questions and local people will be invited to have their say.

More information is also available by calling Aldi’s information line on 0800 2987040 or emailing feedback@consultation-online.co.uk.

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4:43pm Tue 13 May 14

Plebeian says...

If you wish to tell Aldi how much we need another supermarket in Salisbury, the correct email address is - feedback@consultatio
n-online.co.uk
It's only a little hyphen, but it makes all the difference.
If you wish to tell Aldi how much we need another supermarket in Salisbury, the correct email address is - feedback@consultatio n-online.co.uk It's only a little hyphen, but it makes all the difference. Plebeian
  • Score: 0

5:45pm Tue 13 May 14

Petera says...

It is ok for people who own cars to have a choice of out of town supermarkets, but they are of little use to the proportion of the population thatdo not haveaccess to a car. If you do not own a car you have very little choice or access to all the special offers available in the large discount stores.
It is ok for people who own cars to have a choice of out of town supermarkets, but they are of little use to the proportion of the population thatdo not haveaccess to a car. If you do not own a car you have very little choice or access to all the special offers available in the large discount stores. Petera
  • Score: 6

3:53pm Wed 14 May 14

IanMcL says...

In this particular case, the site is within walking distance of Laverstock 10 mins), Bishopdown (across the road), Bishopdown Farm and Hampton Park 5 mins and right next to the Park & Ride bus stop, which makes it very accessible and free for those with a travel bus pass. The company has obviously done it's homework....or looked all around the site!
In this particular case, the site is within walking distance of Laverstock 10 mins), Bishopdown (across the road), Bishopdown Farm and Hampton Park 5 mins and right next to the Park & Ride bus stop, which makes it very accessible and free for those with a travel bus pass. The company has obviously done it's homework....or looked all around the site! IanMcL
  • Score: 15

4:53pm Wed 14 May 14

Plebeian says...

IanMcL wrote:
In this particular case, the site is within walking distance of Laverstock 10 mins), Bishopdown (across the road), Bishopdown Farm and Hampton Park 5 mins and right next to the Park & Ride bus stop, which makes it very accessible and free for those with a travel bus pass. The company has obviously done it's homework....or looked all around the site!
If access is via the park and ride car park, fair enough. But if it is from the London Road prepare for queues and delays. I've asked Aldi about access, and they will reply once they track down their project architect.
[quote][p][bold]IanMcL[/bold] wrote: In this particular case, the site is within walking distance of Laverstock 10 mins), Bishopdown (across the road), Bishopdown Farm and Hampton Park 5 mins and right next to the Park & Ride bus stop, which makes it very accessible and free for those with a travel bus pass. The company has obviously done it's homework....or looked all around the site![/p][/quote]If access is via the park and ride car park, fair enough. But if it is from the London Road prepare for queues and delays. I've asked Aldi about access, and they will reply once they track down their project architect. Plebeian
  • Score: -1

5:37pm Wed 14 May 14

gingin says...

Understandably traffic queues are a concern but we have those anyway! With all the development happening it maybe time for Salisbury to have more competition. Tesco has had the monopoly for far too long and there are many people who prefer to shop in supermarkets like Aldi.

Quite frankly the site at present is nothing short of mess and there seems to be enough houses being built over the road at Hampton Park without wanting any more built on this site.

New housing developments need more facilities, Salisbury needs to jump into the 21st century.
Understandably traffic queues are a concern but we have those anyway! With all the development happening it maybe time for Salisbury to have more competition. Tesco has had the monopoly for far too long and there are many people who prefer to shop in supermarkets like Aldi. Quite frankly the site at present is nothing short of mess and there seems to be enough houses being built over the road at Hampton Park without wanting any more built on this site. New housing developments need more facilities, Salisbury needs to jump into the 21st century. gingin
  • Score: 12

7:28pm Wed 14 May 14

HappyChappie15 says...

Aldi and Asda coming to Salisbury? Great news!
Aldi and Asda coming to Salisbury? Great news! HappyChappie15
  • Score: 12

9:03pm Thu 15 May 14

Schoolmum999 says...

I agree with HappyChappie15 that Aldi and Asda coming Salisbury is very welcome news. At last, someone to Give Tesco a run for their money! However, we do also need another supermarket on the north side of the city. BUT NOT A SAINSBURYS ON SOUTHAMPTON ROAD!
I agree with HappyChappie15 that Aldi and Asda coming Salisbury is very welcome news. At last, someone to Give Tesco a run for their money! However, we do also need another supermarket on the north side of the city. BUT NOT A SAINSBURYS ON SOUTHAMPTON ROAD! Schoolmum999
  • Score: 12

9:39pm Fri 16 May 14

markwillt says...

they will never be alowed as wiltshire is owned by tesco, remember the farce at Amesbury
they will never be alowed as wiltshire is owned by tesco, remember the farce at Amesbury markwillt
  • Score: 4

3:33pm Sat 17 May 14

beaser says...

Aldi have thought out their plans.It may cause little disruption on London road & is of a suitable size.
Then look at the monster Asda,no way is that American store going to enhance Salisbury.
Having passed their store in Totton,trolleys,rubb
ish all strewn about on back road leading away from store.
Aldi yes...Asda NO
Aldi have thought out their plans.It may cause little disruption on London road & is of a suitable size. Then look at the monster Asda,no way is that American store going to enhance Salisbury. Having passed their store in Totton,trolleys,rubb ish all strewn about on back road leading away from store. Aldi yes...Asda NO beaser
  • Score: -4

6:54pm Mon 19 May 14

Champers says...

beaser wrote:
Aldi have thought out their plans.It may cause little disruption on London road & is of a suitable size.
Then look at the monster Asda,no way is that American store going to enhance Salisbury.
Having passed their store in Totton,trolleys,rubb

ish all strewn about on back road leading away from store.
Aldi yes...Asda NO
I agree the ASDA store at Totton is a disgrace but in the company's defence, it isn't representative of their other stores. The ones I have used have been clean, modern and efficient.

It may be also worth noting that it is the public, that use the store, who are the culprits leaving their used trolleys and rubbish not ASDA itself.
[quote][p][bold]beaser[/bold] wrote: Aldi have thought out their plans.It may cause little disruption on London road & is of a suitable size. Then look at the monster Asda,no way is that American store going to enhance Salisbury. Having passed their store in Totton,trolleys,rubb ish all strewn about on back road leading away from store. Aldi yes...Asda NO[/p][/quote]I agree the ASDA store at Totton is a disgrace but in the company's defence, it isn't representative of their other stores. The ones I have used have been clean, modern and efficient. It may be also worth noting that it is the public, that use the store, who are the culprits leaving their used trolleys and rubbish not ASDA itself. Champers
  • Score: 3

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