ALDI is looking to open a new store in Amersham, despite delays in the decision.

Now the German discount supermarket chain is looking to hear from shoppers what they think of the plans, which could see Aldi move onto the former Jaguar showroom site.

Aldi opened an online survey for the proposed new shop, at 44 London Road West, to gather residents’ views for the Bucks Council planning committee.

Aldi said on its website: “The new store would provide local people with easier access to our popular, high quality, great value offer.  The proposal will enhance local shopping choice, reduce the need to travel and create at least 40 new jobs.”

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The survey can be found here.

Residents asked on social media what was happening with the plan. One resident expressed her support: “Aldi may be in the top four of supermarkets! We need an Aldi!”

Another resident was concerned about the number of disabled parking. Currently, the plan includes 101 car parking spaces with five parent and child bays, four disabled bays and four electric vehicle charging bays.

In September last year, Bucks Council confirmed there were highway, ecology, environmental and design matters to consider before Aldi’s application could progress.

Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration at Bucks Council, said: “We are aware that this application is well supported by a number of local residents.

"However, due to its sensitive location within Amersham, the application is currently facing objections from the Lead Local Flood Authority, the Environment Agency and Ecology and Heritage. The council is actively working to resolve these matters with the applicant.

“A retail impact assessment is also required, to show that the new retail store will not harm the town centre’s existing shops. The applicant is currently in the progress of updating this assessment for re-submission to the Council.

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“This application has been called into planning committee, however due to the level of work still required to be undertaken by the applicant we are unable to advise on a committee date at this time.”