Budget supermarket chain Aldi has confirmed it will open two stores in High Wycombe following months of confusion among residents over the plans. 

Wycombe District Council announced plans worth £9.5m to transform the Baker Street area in Desborough in February last year, which includes Aldi, a car showroom, purpose built vehicle workshops and a home for local craftspeople built out of shipping containers.

Just months before that, Aldi applied to create a new store on Tannery Road industrial estate – next to Halfords and B&Q on the London Road - leaving residents confused over which store would go ahead. 

Now, an Aldi spokesman has confirmed that the company still plans to open both stores. 

Providing an update on their plans in a statement to the Bucks Free Press, they said: "Our Baker Street store is progressing well and we hope to open the store this Autumn.

"In addition, we have received planning permission for a new store on Tannery Road, which we hope to open next year. We will keep the community updated on developments.”