ALDI Face Oppossition To Proposed Killaloe Store

The proposed Aldi in Killaloe has hit another stumbling block.

The German supermarket chain had secured permission at the second time of asking to construct a supermarket on Abbey street, next to the protected Deanery structure, but this has been met with further opposition.

Clare FM’s James Mulhall reports:


Aldi was first given the go-ahead by Clare County Council to erect a new supermarket at the site two years ago, but this decision was later overturned after it was appealed to an Bord Pleanala.

A renewed application for the construction of single storey discount foodstore, which will include 87 car parking spaces, has since been lodged and again, the Council has gave the go-ahead in May.

However, again the planning appeals authority has been called in by opponents of the project.

Those who have lodged the appeals are Bill and Maureen Kenny, John Daly and Michael and Joan Gough.

The reasons for their appeal are not yet known but both the Kenny’s and Mr Daly, who run retail stores locally, previously objected to the development on the grounds that it would damage existing businesses and compound traffic issues.

At the time, Aldi claimed the objetions were anti-competitive.

A decision is due to be made by October 23rd.