A national supermarket chain has confirmed that it will open a new store in a Fenland town next year.

Aldi plans to open a new shop in March as part of an investment of more than £6,109,800 that will also include upgrades to its current store in Huntingdon.

The exact location and opening date is yet to be confirmed, however Planning Potential – a London development company with Aldi among its portfolio of clients – has been in talks with Fenland District Council since March 2020 about opening a store in the town.

Although Aldi is not mentioned by name, Planning Potential’s discussions with the council show the size and parking spaces required fit the supermarket’s profile.

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The two-acre site earmarked is 1-3 Hostmoor Avenue, March, and formerly a packaging company.

Planning Potential says their clients want to demolish the buildings and replace it with 1,804 sqm gross internal space and a 109-space car park.

Richard Thornton, communications director at Aldi UK, said: “We’re continuing to welcome more and more new customers through our doors – with people coming for our low prices but sticking around for our award-winning quality. 

“However, there are still areas of the country that don’t have an Aldi, or that need more or larger stores to meet demand. That is what our 2024 expansion plans aim to do.

“We now have more than 1,000 stores across the UK but there are plenty more Aldi stores still to come, in 2024 and beyond.”