PARKING concerns have been highlighted over the proposed development of a new supermarket.
Aberdeenshire Council’s transportation team has raised concerns about the proposed number of car parking spaces as part of plans to create an Aldi supermarket in Peterhead.
The plans are for a 19,000sqft shop in the Kirk Street area of the town, which would lead to the creation of 30 new jobs.
If approved, it would become the town’s second major development this year.
The proposals involve the creation of 149 spaces, with 124 being for general parking, 10 disabled spaces and 15 parent and child parking spaces.
A letter by Paul Finch, principal engineer at the local authority, says: “While the proposals technically accord with the principles of maximum parking standards, there are some concerns with the total number of spaces proposed compared to the maximum standards, and that this may lead to a shortfall in parking with corresponding overspill onto the surrounding street network.”
Aldi could not be reached for comment.