Asda might get another blow in the ongoing supermarket price war after the German discounter Aldi revealed its plan to open stores right next to Asda superstores in Birmingham. The German supermarket titan is preparing a proposal to build a store off Old Horns Crescent in Great Barr, which is meters away from from Asda. Aldi has not yet presented a formal planning application but rather says the new branch, with a car park for 85 spaces, would make 40 employments. They are holding an open conference to assemble public input on Thursday. The proposed site is at present empty, brownfield land situated toward the west of the current Queslett Neighborhood Center.
Perry Barr Labor MP Khalid Mahmood said he welcomed Aldi and their possible investment in the territory – yet encouraged the developers to reexamine the area due to security and traffic issues. In the interim, Asda said they would be watching advancements with keen interest. “It’s in an extremely clumsy position,” said Mr Mahmood. “It’s spot on a double carriageway where there are as of now noteworthy traffic issues. “I think the approach and exit would be very difficult because you are going up and down an incline. Itís very close to a major retailer.I do not want to deter the investment but we would happily work with them to help find another place for them.”His perspectives were resounded by Councilor Tristan Chatfield (Lab, Oscott) who included: ” Unless we can sort out these traffic problems, I think thereís going to be a lot of concerns amongst locals.”
A representative for Aldi said they were exceptionally glad to be presenting the proposal for another store in Great Barr and might want to urge individuals to discover more about the proposition at their open presentation. Members from the project group will be accessible to answer any inquiries and talk about the plans in more detail. The new store would extraordinarily enhance shopping choices for local community and make around 40 new employments in the store, in addition to the opportunities during construction and the supply chain.