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Aldi opening new supermarket at former Staples site in West Bromwich

By Jamie Brassington | West Bromwich | Business | Published:

Aldi has been given permission to open a new superstore in West Bromwich creating 40 jobs – despite traffic congestion fears.

Office Outlet, which will close in March and be replaced by a new Aldi

Office Outlet, on Tildasley Street, will be converted after planning permission was granted by Sandwell Council.

However traffic on nearby roads will be monitored for several years due to traffic congestion fears.

This is because the site is located on an industrial estate near to the busy Black Country New Road.

The former Staples site is currently used by Office Outlet but it is understand that is to close at the end of next month.

The Aldi opening will bring around 40 jobs which will be both full-time and part-time.

An Aldi spokesman said: “We’re delighted that our change of use application was approved on Tuesday evening. We look forward to bringing a new Aldi store to West Bromwich.

"The new food store will create around 40 full and part-time jobs for local people.”

A nearby alleyway will also close over fears of anti-social behaviour.

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Councillor Julie Webb, vice-chairman of Sandwell’s planning committee, said: “I welcome this project because it will will bring new jobs and a new store to the area .

“We approved the planning application with the conditions that traffic will be monitored for a number of years, and that an alleyway running between the site and a nearby Yemeni Centre will be closed because of reported anti-social-behaviour.

“Residents have been complaining that local youths have been congregating in the alleyway.”

The store will open 8am and 10pm on Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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