23 August 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

The Northern Standard has learned that German retail giant Aldi is coming to Carrickmacross after being granted planning permission by Monaghan County Council and An Bord Pleanála, despite reservations expressed by the Bord’s planning inspector.

It is understood that submissions stating the case against the development were received from O’Gorman’s SuperValu and Tesco (Far Away Properties). The latter was refused planning permission three times despite having purchased a site beside Lidl on the outskirts of the town.

A spokesperson for Gibney Communications, the company which deals with Aldi’s media enquiries, declined to comment on the supermarket’s success in gaining planning permission for a development in Carrickmacross.

The spokesperson also had no comment to make regarding the retailer coming to Monaghan Town.
As a new tenant on Riverside Road, it is expected that Aldi may have to pay ….

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