Don’t build another supermarket in Chapel Allerton, says Leeds Green Party

1 June 2016

Site of the proposed Aldi supermarket in Chapel Allerton

Site of the proposed Aldi supermarket in Chapel Allerton

Leeds Green Party is protesting proposed plans to build another supermarket in central Chapel Allerton, along with many local community members. The Party has issued a second objection to a proposal to build an Aldi store on a site in the centre of Chapel Allerton, which it believes would exacerbate traffic and pollution problems and threaten the area’s thriving small business community.

The plans have been only slightly revised from an initial application, to which Leeds Green Party objected, along with many others in the community, including CANPlan (Chapel Allerton Neighbourhood Planning Group). The closing date for commenting on this new application is 2 June at https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/, quoting planning number 16/01182.

Colin Noble, Leeds Green Party officer, says: “Like many others in Chapel Allerton, we’re concerned that these plans could be damaging to the thriving small business culture that’s developed here, and make our traffic and pollution problems worse. This is also a wasted opportunity to do something really positive with a site that’s right in the middle of our community. We believe the last thing the area needs is another supermarket, and these plans are not in keeping with the character of the area. The plans have barely changed from the first application, which we and many others objected to. We hope the Council will listen to what local people say on this and reject the application.”

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