Aldi Stores (Ireland) Ltd has secured the green light to develop a supermarket in Ballina.
Conditional planning permission for the development has been secured from Mayo County Council.
Colin Breslin, Regional Managing Director, Aldi Ireland, told Midwest News today that they will be bringing 30 new permanent jobs to Ballina and they expect to open the new facility in 2022. The new store will also create 50 jobs during the construction phase.
The store will be constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design and feature 80 car parking spaces, EV-charging stations and a bicycle stand unit.
He says Aldi has a strong commitment to Mayo, opening a new store in Belmullet last summer and now operates four stores in the county.
Aldi’s four Mayo stores participate in its national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily. The Mayo stores have donated over 17,000 meals to charity to date. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation and the Western Care Association among those availing of the bursary grant in recent times.
Last May Aldi applied for planning permission to demolish buildings on Bury St in Ballina – including the derelict Deanwood Hotel to construct a single-storey discount store with car parking spaces.
The site of the former Deanwood Hotel was the subject of an application from McDonalds Restaurants Ireland Ltd that was eventually refused planning permission on appeal to An Bord Pleanala in 2012, for a proposed two storey drive through restaurant.
Following a number of requests by Mayo County Council for further information from Aldi, conditional planning permission has now been approved for the new Aldi supermarket in Ballina.