PLANNERS have cleared the way for a new Aldi store to open at a retail park in Glasgow’s East End.
Under the plan, two units at Forge Retail Park, Gallowgate, will be converted into a supermarket for the discount food retailer, creating around 50 jobs.
Glasgow City planning department have agreed to relax restrictions on the amount of food shop floorspace allowed at the site which means the proposal can go ahead.
A statement from consultants Zander Planning, submitted to the city council on behalf of The Forge Retail Park Unit Trust at the time of the application, explained: “The retail park has been the subject of a number of vacancies and the key demand from occupiers is for food/convenience retailing. Little or no interest has been shown from non-food retailers.
“The proposal seeks to deliver additional convenience/food retail floorspace to allow the occupation of Units 2 and 3a by a discount food retailer, Aldi.”
Aldi already have stores at Shettleston, Robroyston, Pollokshaws and High Street in the city centre.