Aldi finally looks set to head to the Blue Toon soon

Planning permission for an Aldi store in Peterhead will go to the Buchan Area Committee on Tuesday, February 23
Planning permission for an Aldi store in Peterhead will go to the Buchan Area Committee on Tuesday, February 23

A supermarket chain again looks to be heading to the Blue Toon as planning permission will go to the Buchan Area Committee.

After retail chain Aldi bought land at Kirk Street eight years ago planning officers are finally recommending councillors to approve the planning application.

While the news has been welcomed by those who live in the area, there has been some concerns raised over the impact the development could have on traffic.

It is feared that traffic could build up on the street, especially during deliveries.

The site will also offer space for a second retail unit. A report for the council states that the plan “complies with aims and objectives of the Local Development Plan.”

Robert Stoddart, Aldi’s property developer, said: “We have been working closely with the council and are looking forward to presenting our plans to committee next week.

“Hopefully this will realise the long-awaited ambition to bring the Aldi brand to Peterhead and see this important site redeveloped.

“It’s a significant investment and will bring 35 well-paid jobs for local people as well as an opportunity for businesses to tender for the construction work.”