DISCOUNT supermarket chain Aldi is looking to expand its Wollaston store and is inviting residents to have their say on revised plans.

Supermarket bosses say their Bridgnorth Road store is performing "extremely well" and they want to extend it from 850 square metres to 1,125 sq m to increase chiller capacity, create wider aisles and a more spacious layout. They also plan to redecorate the store, improve lighting and signage.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We’re delighted to announce our proposals to extend our existing food store on Bridgnorth Road, Wollaston. It is one of our best performing stores and we are keen to enhance the customer experience.

“We have held initial discussions with our near neighbours and received their feedback and suggestions.

“We would now like hear from the wider community."

Last year residents living at the back of the store in The Dell launched a petition to stop the supermarket being expanded onto the green space at the end of their quiet cul-de-sac which they say has been used as a play area for children for 50 years since their homes were built in the 1960s.

Supermarket chiefs, however, say they have taken on board feedback and they are inviting residents to attend a public exhibition on Thursday September 20 at The Talbot Hotel in Stourbridge High Street where people to find out more about the plan, talk to the project team and give views on the proposal.

Aldi's spokesman said the expansion would bring with it 10 new jobs and further employment opportunities during the construction phase.

He stressed, following discussions with residents, there would be no access to the store via The Dell and said the extension would be lower than the existing food store building and there would be no change to the location of the loading bay. He said a green wall would be created to reduce the visual impact of the development on residents and he pledged Aldi would enhance and maintain the landscaping of the surrounding public open space.

Worried resident Diane Mace, of The Dell, however, said: "We don't want it to happen."

The exhibition will run from 3pm to 7pm.

Anyone wanting to find out more can call the dedicated freephone project information line on 0800 298 7040 or visit the project website