'Silsden's new Aldi could secure Habasit jobs'

10:00am Wednesday 13th November 2013

Construction of Silsden’s new Aldi store is expected to begin in 2014 ready for an opening the following year.

The chain this week revealed its hoped-for timescale, if a planning application to Bradford Council is successful.

Aldi said it hoped to create between 25 and 30 jobs within the store, and several other jobs during the construction process.

Mike Clarke, property director at Aldi, said the application had been made in conjunction with Silsden conveyor and transmissions manufacturer Habasit.

The proposals call for the 1,535 square metre supermarket to be built on land adjoining Habasit’s existing premises on Keighley Road.

Income from selling the land would enable Habasit to modernise its factory – which employs 80 people.

Mr Clarke said a successful planning application would help to safeguard those jobs.

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