On 7 December 2017 the Aldi planning application P/17/0942/2 was heard before Plans Committee. The officers had recommended to Grant Conditionally the planning application, and the members of the committee were unanimous in their verdict as they saw it as a good thing for Loughborough bringing in up to 100 jobs.
Aldi have had constructive contact with the council through out the application process, and the look of the development has changed to have wooden facias on the front of the building.
They stated that the Costa Coffee shop was placed as far away from residents as possible. The planning Officer commented that Highways are content with traffic. One member questioned the Opening times and delivery hours and they were informed that the decision will be left to licensing who will control.
At the same meeting the committee also approved a development for a new Lidl store in town off Station Road where the old Hire Station was opposite dominos pizza. This decision was also unanimous for the same reasons that it would bring jobs to town, but that it would also regenerate the area. (Planning application P/16/2141/2 )