Plans unveiled for new Sunderland supermarket

Artist's impression of new Aldi store in Doxford Park

Artist's impression of new Aldi store in Doxford Park

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RESIDENTS can find out about plans to build a new supermarket in their community.

German-based food retailer Aldi is looking to create a new neighbourhood store in Doxford Park, Sunderland.

The branch would be on the site of Croftside House care home.

It is expected that 20 new jobs will be created.

Croftside House is to be replaced by an extra care facility for older people, just north of Doxford Park Way.

Aldi says the creation of the new store will “enhance” the area and it will be developed so that it fits in with homes in Doxford Park.

A public exhibition is being held later this month, where the team putting together proposals for the store will meet with residents who want to find out more.

It will take place in the first floor theatre at Portland College, Weymouth Road, Chapelgarth, on Thursday, from 3pm to 7pm.

A spokesman for Aldi said: “We are excited about the prospect of coming to Doxford Park, as we are keen to offer the community a genuine choice when completing their shopping.

“There is no comparable discount convenience retailer in the neighbourhood, which leads to people travelling out of the area to meet their shopping needs.

“Delivering an Aldi at Doxford Park offers an opportunity to bridge the gap in the local market for a deep discount retailer, with Aldi prices typically between 20 and 30 per cent lower than that of most supermarkets without compromising on quality.

“I would like to encourage the community to come along and find out more about our proposals on January 24 and meet the project team.

“If people have any questions in the meantime they should call our freephone information line number 0800 298 7040.”

Sunderland City councillors representing the community where the new supermarket is planned to be built said they were unable to comment on Aldi’s proposals at this stage.

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