UPDATE: Aldi Wetherby store plans still to be finalised

Artist's impression of the proposed Aldi store for Wetherby. (S)
Artist's impression of the proposed Aldi store for Wetherby. (S)

Construction on Wetherby’s planned Aldi store will not begin until planning agreements are finalised.

The application to build the budget supermarket on Sandbeck Lane has not yet been given planning permission by Leeds City Council (LCC).

The Wetherby News can reveal that negotiations are still ongoing and there is no planned timetable for when building will begin.

However, a spokesman said the store will still look to open in early 2016.

“Currently, no formal construction schedule is in place as we are finalising the planning agreements with LCC,” he said.

“Once these agreements are in place, we will timeline the construction of the Wetherby store, with a view to opening its doors in early 2016.”

Before planning permission can be signed off by planning officers at LCC, they need to be satisfied that certain conditions would be met.

Known as a section 106 agreement, these include £67,354 towards public transport infrastructure and £10,000 towards the improvement of bus stops.

These agreements are among the issues that have been under discussion since September 2014.