An Bord Pleanala grants permission for new Aldi store in Waterford

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An Bord Pleanala grants permission for new Aldi store in Waterford

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Aldi have been granted permission from An Bord Pleanala to build new Tramore “Project Fresh” store as part of €160m Irish store network investment.

The German supermarket retailers on their way to Tramore as Aldi Ireland today confirmed it will open a new store in the town.

This follows confirmation of planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. Located on Strand Road, an estimated 20 new jobs will be created at the store which will be constructed in the award-winning Project Fresh design format.

Commenting, Niall O’Connor, Managing Director Aldi Mitchelstown Region said: “We welcome An Bord Pleanála’s decision and are delighted to open in Tramore, bringing our range of award-winning products at unbeatable prices to the local community."

"We have been frustrated by the delay tactics employed by some of our competitors, who have attempted to thwart our efforts to secure planning permission in Tramore for some time. We were confident that our application was in accordance with good planning and sustainable development and are now delighted that An Bord Pleanála has confirmed the planning permission," he added.

“Our existing five stores in Waterford City and Dungarvan are very popular locally. Each store is deeply embedded within its local community, donating surplus food daily to local charitable organisations as part of Aldi’s partnership with FoodCloud. Combined, our Waterford stores have donated almost 60,000 meals to charity through FoodCloud.”

“Every new Aldi store brings greater choice, quality and value to more and more consumers across Ireland. Since 1999 we have invested €1.2 billion in our store opening programme and Aldi will sell over €700 million worth of Irish goods this year, sourced from Irish producers, manufacturers and suppliers across the country," Niall commented.

“We are investing €160m to expand and upgrade our Irish store network. We have committed €100m into constructing and opening 20 new stores by the end of 2019, while Project Fresh sees a further €60m investment to revamp the layout and design of all our 135 stores nationwide.”