Supermarket bosses have confirmed they are still committed to opening a store in the town centre. Aldi managers spoke out after rumours that the proposal for the Kings Road car park would not be going ahead because of contamination from the former gas works on the site. A planning application is being considered by Canterbury City Council. A spokeswoman for the budget supermarket said the team was excited about starting work. She added:
“Aldi is still very interested in bringing their award-winning offer to Herne Bay and are working towards progressing the store. We look forward to bringing much-needed retail choice to the area and providing shoppers with high quality products at everyday low prices.”
The store development is the first stage of the long-anticipated regeneration at Herne Bay town centre and officials hope it will lead to a boost in the rest of the scheme. Eighty spaces will remain in the car park after the store is built. The new supermarket will create 93 jobs.
Herne Bay Times, July 2nd 2014