Aldi to show off plans for new Melton store

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Officials from Aldi will be showing off details of their planned new Melton store at a public exhibition later this month.

The budget supermarket is hosting a public exhibition at the Baptist Church on Leicester Road on Wednesday, April 15, between 3pm and 7pm.

Aldi intends to redevelop the former ambulance station on Leicester Road, which has been vacant for two years, to create its new outlet.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We are excited about our proposal for a new food store in Melton Mowbray.

“Not only would it regenerate a well-known site which has stood vacant, but it would also create approximately 40 permanent new jobs.

“We’d like to encourage residents to come to the exhibition and meet members of the project team, and provide us with their feedback on the proposal.”

Following the exhibition, Aldi will apply for planning permission to Melton Council.

Leicestershire County Council has confirmed that the Mount Day Care Centre (for people with a learning disability) in Leicester Road - which lies within the proposed Aldi development site - will move to a ‘Short Breaks Project’ which the authority currently runs in Victor Avenue, Melton.

The news about Aldi’s exhibition comes after we revealed last week that fellow budget supermarket, Lidl, was set to open its new store in the town in July.

It is currently redeveloping land occupied by the former Crown House offices on Scalford Road.

Lidl has already begun its recruitment process, with up to 30 full and part-time jobs being created for deputy managers and customer assistants.

Anyone with questions about the new Aldi store can call the company’s freephone information line on 0800 298 7040 or alternatively you can visit the project website at