Aldi says Monaghan supermarket won't proceed

No work has taken place at the site.

Aldi has confirmed it will not proceed with its planned new supermarket in Monaghan town.

The German retailer was granted planning permission in 2019 for a site at the junction of the Glen Road and Macartan Road, known locally as McNally’s Carpark.

No work has progressed at the site since and Aldi has today confirmed to The Anglo-Celt that it will not be continuing with the plans.

In a statement it says the decision “follows unsuccessful negotiations with Monaghan County Council concerning significant flood remediation and flood relief works outside the Aldi site boundary”.

Commenting on the delay, an Aldi Spokesperson commented: “We are obviously very disappointed that construction on our new store in Monaghan Town is no longer proceeding. A new Aldi store would bring investment and employment opportunities to the local economy and would provide unbeatable value to shoppers across Monaghan.”

The company says the store would have created 20 full time jobs once open, with up to 60 supported during the construction phase.

The McNally’s site is prone to flooding and has seen a number of significant flooding events in recent years.

This was incorporated into the Aldi plans, with the carpark placed beneath the supermarket, which in turn was to be built above ground level.

The company says “We are still committed to opening a store in the town and we will continue to work to reach a fair agreement with Monaghan County Council.”

Monaghan County Council has been contacted for comment.

Aldi also has plans for a new outlet on the Station Road in Cootehill.

A planning application was submitted earlier this year, with the Council awaiting further information from Aldi on the application.