Aldi plans to build store next to A4 in Keynsham

ALDI has revealed proposals to build a supermarket next to the A4 Bath Road in Keynsham.

The discount store chain has earmarked a site next to the Esso garage and is seeking opinions from the public until Sunday December 17.

The company said: “Once the community consultation concludes, Aldi will carefully review all the feedback received.

“This will play a vital role in shaping the planning application we submit to Bath and North East Somerset Council in the subsequent months.”

The proposed store would be accessible from World’s End Lane to the north, as well as Bath Road from the south.

Aldi said the store would be built on an “unattractive brownfield site that currently only contains derelict storage buildings.” It would create up to the equivalent of 40 full-time jobs.

The site would offer more than 100 customer parking spaces, with free parking for 90 minutes. They would include accessible bays and parent-and-child spaces.

There would also be four electric vehicle charging points, with the possibility of providing more in the future.

The store chain said the site would be sensitively landscaped, and the store would be about 5.5 metres high, designed to “limit the visual impact on neighbours as much as possible.”

Delivery times and routes would need to be approved by B&NES Council before the store could open, and a construction traffic management plan, detailing how construction vehicles would reach the site, would also need to be agreed.

Aldi’s consultation website can be found at

People can request information or leave feedback by calling 0800 298 7040, emailing or writing to Cavendish Consulting c/o 8-10 Mansion House Place, London EC4N 8BJ

Pictured below, the entrance to the proposed Aldi site next to the A4 Bath Road