New £5m Aldi set to be built on site of Indian restaurant in Manchester

The new store plus plans for the old Jackson’s brickworks are all on the agenda at Manchester city council next week.

A new Aldi, more than 700 homes and two office buildings could be given the go ahead next week when Manchester council’s planning committee meets.

A secondary school, a park and a community hub are also planned at the former Jackson’s Brickworks site in Newton Heath where around two-thirds of the 716 homes, which are set to be built in two phases, would be affordable.

An Indian restaurant would be demolished to make way for the new £5m supermarket planned in Moston which is expected to create up to 50 jobs.

The new Aldi planned for Victoria Avenue East in Manchester Credit: Aldi

And plans to build two office blocks, up to 14 storeys in height, next to Co-op’s headquarters in Angel Square have also won the backing of town hall planners.

But councillors on the planning committee will have the final say next week.

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Aldi’s application to demolish the Imperial Lounge restaurant in Victoria Avenue East to make way for a new store has been subject to 12 objections.

A council report lists increased traffic congestion, noise and a new pedestrian crossing as concerns raised by residents in response to supermarket’s plans.

There was also an objection from a ‘rival operator’ which raised concerns about the loss of open space and the site layout, according to the report.

However, 129 letters of support were received during a consultation on the plans, expressing support for bringing local jobs and a new shop to the area.

Plans for a housing development at the former Jackson\'s Brickworks in Newton Heath. Credit: Your Housing Group.

In Newton Heath, more than 700 homes, a secondary school, a park and a community hub are planned on land left empty and unused since the 1990s.

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The former Jackson’s Brickworks site is set to accommodate hundreds of houses and apartments of which more than two-thirds would be affordable.

Your Housing Group, the housing association behind the plans, has confirmed that 67.5 pc of the homes would be affordable with a mix of shared ownership, affordable rent and social rent available as well as market rent and private sale.

The first phase features green space in the form of a community park, pocket park and linear park along the Rochdale Canal as well as a community hub.

The second phase would see the secondary school and sports facilities built.

In Manchester city centre, two Grade-A office buildings are planned next to the Co-op headquarters in Angel Square as part of the NOMA masterplan.

There have been four objections to the application for the towers, which would be 13 and 14 storeys in height, including how it would affect neighbouring flats.

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