Aldi consulting on new store at Straiton

Friday March 5th 2021

Written by Local Democracy Reporter, Marie Sharp

People are being invited to share their views on a planned new Aldi store at Straiton as a public consultation is launched online.

The discount food retailer has launched a website for the project so people can get involved and find out more about it. And they are planning a live online chat session later this month when people can ask the team behind the new store questions directly.

If given planning permission, the new store could be open by summer 2023.

It will be Aldi’s second Midlothian store and open on the corner of Straiton Road and Pentland Road.

Aldi says up to 35 jobs will be created within the store once open.

Philip Johnston, Aldi’s property director, said:

“Public consultation and engagement with local communities is a key aspect of all Aldi’s new store developments and this is no different with our planned store at Straiton.

“Feedback from local residents is key, and whilst I am disappointed that I cannot personally welcome everyone to a public exhibition given the current restrictions, we welcome the opportunity to receive questions and feedback from local residents and other interested parties through our online consultation event on March 16.”

The consultation website has the exhibition boards, which would normally be seen at physical public exhibitions uploaded for people to read.

And it has details of how to take part in the online consultation, which is being held between 6pm and 8pm on Tuesday, March 16.

To view the website, go to

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