Maghull – ALDI are proposing to march into Town

The site for the proposed new ALDi store photographed whilst road works for the rebuilt Alt junction were still ongoing.

I was asked yesterday if I knew anything about ALDI opening up a store on the old car showroom site as you come into Maghull from Switch Island. I didn’t. But that was yesterday and today a resident living near to the proposed site for the new ALDI store got in touch to pass on the link to the ALDI consultation that is now doing the rounds – see that link below:-

aldiconsultation.co.uk/maghull/

It was only a few days ago that I raised concerns about the recently rebuilt junction adjacent to this site – my blog posting is available via this link:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2020/05/26/maghull-a59-alt-junction-reconstruction/

Of course I knew nothing of proposals for this site when I penned that posting but I wonder how an additional business accessing the A59 right next to the new junction will work? The car showroom did not have many vehicle movements into and out of it whereas a busy retail food shop will.

Older Maghull residents will recall that the River Alt end of the site used to have a business selling sheds and greenhouses on it.

With thanks to Andrew Blackburn for the lead to this posting

6 thoughts on “Maghull – ALDI are proposing to march into Town

  1. Fred Gray says:

    Do these planners live in the real world we have just gone through a process where for months the A59 was pure hell to drive along with the stop/start of the hundreds of cars trying to get through The Alt area ,putting extra sets of traffic lights to allow cars to turn right into the proposed Aldi is only going to create traffic backing up.
    We already have a situation where turning right from Liverpool road south you only just get through the lights when you have to stop at another set of traffic lights.
    Whilst at the moment every thing is honky dory because of the reduced amount of cars on the road with the Novid 19 it will be unthinkable when the new layout gets really tested .If Aldi want to have a store in Maghull build one where the so called council have given the go ahead for hundreds of houses out by Ashworth hospital that way it can be approached off the new slip roads of the M58 from either direction.

  2. Bob Robinson says:

    Traffic Management is the key. If proper mitigation is in place then the site would be suitable. To get a flavour as to what measures Aldi are prepared to finance – keep an eye on their proposed development at Tarleton which will involve taking due cognisance of the existing four way traffic light set there. You can see why Aldi are interested – together with Tarleton -the site is highly visible from the road and it is a derelict site. The access/egress problems that will arise at both sites will be apparent at peak periods. It is also asking what is the ratio of shop floor area/parking space for each site – logically larger stores require larger foot fall to be viable and hence more parking.

  3. Joe M says:

    How will this supermarket benefit the area. There is a Lidl over the road which offers a similar selection just different brands!

    And unless then plan on installing a new right turn into the store on the A59 leading out of Maghull, anybody who actually lives here will need to exit Maghull on the A59, an then re-enter on the A59 the opposite way into Maghull just to visit the store!

    Like the previous comment says, the land by Ashworth would be more easily accessible and would probably benefit local residents more as they don’t have a Lidl so close by.

    Turn the land into some green space or at the very least sell it to a business that will actually benefit the area.

  4. Sylvia Byrne says:

    Even if the access from Maghull is a problem solved, something I very much doubt, has anyone considered how the juggernaut delivery lorries not only enter but manoeuvre on site?
    It takes a great deal of skill to line up these huge vehicles at the off-loading bays but not enough care is given to the amount of space needed to do so safely.

  5. viv woods says:

    As previously stated we have just gone through a process where for months the A59 was pure hell to drive along.
    Why do we need another supermarket there is already an Aldi further along on Dunning’s Bridge Road at the junction of the Park Hotel also at switch island known to most people as danger island there is an Asda.
    Were the proposed new Aldi is going right opposite is a Lidl and low and behold further down the A59 in Maghull Square there is a Morrisons so why on earth we need this proposed supermarket beggar’s belief.
    An extra set of traffic lights to allow cars to turn right into the proposed Aldi is only going to create havoc.

    As previously stated if Aldi want to have a store in Maghull build one where the so called council have given the go ahead for hundreds of houses out by Ashworth hospital that way it can be approached off the new slip roads of the M58 from either direction.

  6. C EDWARDS says:

    Having another supermarket to an already well catered for area is a idea taken without any thought for residents living on the Alt estate. There is a real need for a supermarket as stated on the Ashworth Hospital site. This proposal will only increase traffic to an already badly planned junction that is Switch Island which we all know should have been a flyover. If you stand and watch at the roadside you are virtually guaranteed to be a witness of some kind of accident. Put the shop where it is much needed, yes create jobs and increase funds to the local economy but do it right.

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