PROPOSALS for the creation of a replacement refrigeration plant at an Aldi store in Clock Face have been submitted.

The application for the site, on Clock Face Road, has been put forward.

The cover letter says the proposal is being brought forward in order to provide a ‘refrigeration upgrade to a foodstore which has now been operating for close to a decade’.

It states that the upgrade ‘looks to align emerging sustainability legislation with the foodstore’s current operation’.

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“As detailed on the proposed site plan and elevations plan, the proposed development comprises the erection of replacement plant at the location of the existing plant on the northern side of the building,” it adds.

The site for the proposalThe site for the proposal (Image: St Helens Council Planning Portal)

“The development is being proposed as part of a wider upgrade of refrigeration plant for Aldi stores.

“The proposal will incorporate a design in a similar image to that which is already existing.

“This investment will allow the applicant to be fully compliant with national emissions legislation that is going to be introduced from 2030.

“The replacement of the plant is part of a national project which the applicant, Aldi, are undertaking to ensure that all of their mechanical plant meets their own corporate sustainability objectives and targets.”