Emerging Development Potential

Land Fronting Musbury Road

Musbury Road

Emerging Development Proposal

  • Demolition of redundant industrial buildings
  • An Aldi discount foodstore (up to 2,000 sqm) with around 100 parking spaces
  • A new vehicular access from Musbury Road.
  • Houses fronting Musbury Road with separate new access
  • Biodiversity enhancement zone and new landscaping opportunities
  • New bus stops and opportunity for new pedestrian/cycle link through the retained estate

Key Planning Policy Issues can be viewed here

About Aldi

  • Aldi is one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK today
  • Aldi has more than 874 stores across the country and is expanding to meet strong customer demand
  • Multi-award winner and UK's favourite supermarket according to Good Housekeeping
  • Aldi's rate of pay are significantly higher than the Government's National Living Wage and also above the Living Wage Foundation's recommended national rates.
  • Store Assistants receive a minimum hourly rate of £9.40 nationally.
  • Aldi stores are modest scale supermarkets, not a 'one-stop-shop', so customers also visit other shops and services.
  • A limited range of predominantly own-brand products - around 1800 lines compared to 40,000 lines in the larger stores.

Aldi also brings

  • Redevelopment of a brownfield site
  • A high quality, sustainable building
  • Improved foodstore offer and social inclusion in the area
  • Up to 40 jobs for local people
  • Reduced need to travel for award-winning Aldi offer

Key Benefits

  • Re-purposing underutilised brownfield land
  • Sustainable location within the Built Up Area
  • Enhanced retail offer (Aldi foodstore) that will support a thriving and growing community
  • Reinforces Axminster’s role as a self-contained town
  • Net increase in jobs and job diversity
  • Improved balance sheet for the carpet-making business
  • Catalyst for wider estate regeneration and economic growth
  • A small but valuable contribution to local housing needs
  • Environmental and visual enhancements
  • Embraces sustainable design/construction and energy efficiency