Aldi is embroiled in a row with a local council and residents over plans for a new store. But the supermarket giant seems unconcerned. Because it’s bypassed the local authority and gone straight to the government for permission to build.
A controversial new store
The controversy surrounds Aldi’s plans for a new store on Old Horns Crescent in Great Barr, Birmingham. As BirminghamLive reported, the company originally submitted plans in 2016 for the supermarket which is on a ‘designated site of importance for nature conservation’. The area also contains trees which have protected status and is on the edge of the Queslett nature reserve: