A MAJOR food retailer is proposing to open a new store in Ruthin.

Aldi, the German discount supermarket, wants planning permission to build a store neighbouring the Ruthin Livestock Market off the A525.

The plan for a 1,315m² building, as well as a car park with 138 spaces, will be submitted to Denbighshire County Council this summer.

The supermarket would employ 40 people, paid a minimum wage of £9.10 per hour.

The plan is part of a hybrid application which would see a 650m² unit built for storage and distribution use by local businesses, which the food retailer would deliver in partnership with Liberty Properties, the Chester estate agent.

A further 4,870m² units could be built at the site which it said would bring more than 150 jobs.

An Aldi spokesperson said: “We are delighted to announce our plans to open a new Aldi food store in Ruthin. We know that many of our customers travel out of town to buy our products, and hope that a new store at this location will improve local choice and reduce travel times."

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The application includes a storage and distribution unit (left) which could be expanded eight-fold.

Aldi will host a public consultation which will include an exhibition display of its vision for the site before it submits the proposal in June.

The spokesperson added: “We want to hear from local people before we submit a planning application and encourage residents to meet us at the public exhibition to find out more.”

The consultation takes place on May 15 from  3pm-7pm at Llanfwrog Community Centre, Mwrog Street, Ruthin, LL15 1LE.

For more information about the proposal and to give feedback, call 0800 298 7040, email feedback@consultation-online.co.uk or visit the project consultation website page.