ALDI Unveils Fresh Plans For New Shannon Store

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ALDI has unveiled fresh plans for a new store in Shannon, as part of a 160 million euro investment in its Irish network.

The supermarket chain has lodged plans with Clare County Council, after an initial plan was rejected by the local authority in 2017.


Plans have been submitted with Clare County Council for a 1,315 square metre development on Airport Road, close to Shannon Town Centre, which will include an additional retail unit.

Aldi says the store will be powered by 100% green electricity, and include 106 car parking spaces for customers, as well as bike parking facilities.

The supermarket giant says it will also invest in the future of Shannon through the provision of two free-to-use electric vehicle-charging points outside the store.

If given the go-ahead, the investment will result in up to 80 jobs being created during the construction period and 20 permanent positions to become available upon opening.

In 2017, an initial planning application for an ALDI store in Shannon was rejected by Clare County Council.

The decision was subsequently backed up by An Bord Pleanala, who endorsed the Council’s decision despite its own inspector recommending that the development be given the go-ahead.

Trish Laverty, Clare FM, first for local news.