A MAJOR supermarket chain has put forward a planning application to build a new store in Maghull.
Aldi wants to create the shop on brownfield land off the A59 Northway, which was the site of the demolished Motor Range, and have now asked for permission from Sefton Council.
The application also seeks outline permission for a drive-thru coffee shop and restaurant.
Aldi say a public consultation from local residents in May resulted in just over two-thirds (67%) saying they would be in favour of the proposal.
A spokesman for Aldi said: “We are delighted with the level of support for our proposals for Maghull.
“I would like to thank those residents and stakeholders who provided us with their feedback.
“If passed, our proposals would regenerate a brownfield site, represent a significant investment in Maghull, keep spending local and create around 75 local jobs overall.”
The plans will see the development of a 1,332m2 store, landscaping around the site and 123 car parking spaces including eight accessible bays, nine parent-and-child spaces, as well as two electric car charging spaces.
The drive-thru elements of the scheme are outline, with a detailed ‘reserved matters’ planning application to be submitted to Sefton Council at a later date.
Included in the proposals is a new traffic light junction, allowing both left and right turning into the site. Sefton Council will determine the application, with a decision expected to be made in the coming months.