Aldi under fire for delay over former mill site

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A PETERHEAD councillor has slammed supermarket group Aldi for its continued delay over its Kirkburn Mill development.

Councillor Stephen Smith has been trying to find out what Aldi’s position on the site is for the supermarket has failed to respond to his numerous letters and emails.

At a meeting of Peterhead Community Council on Wednesday, the subject of Aldi was raised once again, but Cllr Smith could only say that he was still in the dark over the supermarket’s plans for the prime town centre site.

Speaking to the Buchanie on Thursday, Cllr Smith said: Aldi stated that they would make a decision on the future of the Kirkburn site by the end of April. Unfortunately, they have not responded to any of my e-mails or letters seeking information on what has been decided.

“It is not acceptable for a company of their standing to treat the people of Peterhead in this manner and continue to keep them in the dark as to their intentions.

“The Kirkburn site is a prime location on the approach to the town centre and has great potential. Unfortunately, at the moment Aldi seem intent on keeping it as a wasteland.”

A spokesperson for Aldi confirmed to the Buchanie on Thursday last week that the company was still reviewing its options for the site but would be making an announcement soon.