Huntingdonshire District Council has given the green light for a fifth supermarket to be built in Huntingdon.

Budget chain Aldi was granted permission yesterday (February 18) by the council's head of development, Andy Moffat, to build on the former Spenhill Development site in Edison Bell Way.

In a leaflet sent out to Huntingdon residents last year Aldi said: “A new Aldi on Edison Bell Way, to the west of the town centre, would help regenerate an important area of Huntingdon and provide a convenient place for food shopping, making use of the new ring road and bringing more trade back to the town centre.”

The store will create up to 50 new jobs in the town and “Aldi would actively seek to recruit people from the local area to fill these positions”.

Aldi now have three years to build the supermarket which will be located nearby rival retailer Lidl that opened in Stukeley Road in December last year.

As a condition the district council have told the supermarket that the Highways Authority must be contacted prior to the start of work to discuss road improvements.

Also the discount chain has been warned that construction cannot take place on the site outside the hours of 07.00 – 19.00 Monday to Friday, 07.00 – 13.30 Saturdays and at no time on Sundays or Bank Holidays.