Supermarket chain Aldi is preparing plans to bring a new food store to Newtown.

The proposals will see the site, currently the Greenhous Ford Car Dealership on Pool Road, transformed into a modern food store, with 104 car parking spaces including dedicated disabled and parent-and-child parking along with electric vehicle charging points.

The discount retailer said the new food store would not only represent a multi-million-pound investment to the area but would also bring 40 new jobs for local people paid at an industry-leading rate, as well as further employment opportunities during construction and the supply chain.

As part of its commitment to community consultation, Aldi said it is welcoming the local community to a public exhibition to display its vision for the site on Wednesday, December 11, between 3 and 7pm, at the Function Room, Elephant & Castle Hotel, Broad Street, Newtown, SY16 2BQ.

Members of the project team will be available to talk through the proposals, answer questions and receive feedback from the local community.

County Times: A site plan of the proposed Aldi store in Newtown. Picture: AldiA site plan of the proposed Aldi store in Newtown. Picture: Aldi

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We are delighted to announce our plans to open a new Aldi food store in Newtown. We know that many of our customers travel to our store in Welshpool – a local store in Newtown will mean saving money as well as travel time.

“We are excited to bring our award-winning products and fresh produce to the community, improving customer choice and creating much-needed local jobs.

“We want to hear from local people before we submit a planning application in early 2020, and encourage residents to meet us on Wednesday, December 11, at the public exhibition to find out more.”

Detailed information about the proposals, and ways in which residents can provide their feedback can be found at the project website:, or by contacting the project team on Freephone information line number on 0800 298 7040, or email