Aldi & Costa scheme moving forward

Collage of drawing showing advertising signage on a building.
Drawings of proposed advertising signage at the Costa Coffee drive-through.

The project to build a new mixed-use development comprising of an Aldi supermarket, a Costa drive-through and a Premier Inn hotel on land at Fox Den Road, Stoke Gifford, has taken some small steps forward over the summer.

Planning permission was granted in April 2021, when applicant Baylis Estates Ltd said it expected to complete the project in “early 2023”.

One of the scheme’s tenants, Costa Coffee, has now submitted a subsidiary planning application for advertising signage, including typical building-mounted signage, digital menu boards and a 10m-high illuminated totem sign.

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On the ground, some initial clearance of the vacant site, which is situated to the rear of Sainsbury’s, appears to have been carried out in recent months.

County Court documents posted on the entrance gate suggest that the owners were forced to take legal action in August to evict “persons unknown” and a caravan. The entrance to the site has since been further secured with an additional metal barrier and large rocks.

The Journal understands that the project team is currently finalising its programme and contractor selection. A further update will be provided once these have been finalised.

Site plan (Phase 1).
Site plan (Phase 1).

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This article originally appeared in the October 2021 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal magazine (on page 12). The magazine is delivered FREE, nine times a year, to over 5,000 homes in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

Permission granted

UPDATE added 19th November 2021.

Permission for the proposed advertising signage associated with the Costa drive-through unit was granted on 27th October 2021.

Site clearance under way

UPDATE added 13th February 2022.

Photo of an excavator and two other vehicles near a pile of felled trees.
Tree felling at the site of a planned mixed-use development on land at Fox Den Road, Stoke Gifford (behind the Sainsbury’s store).

Work to clear the site started in early January 2022. Most of the trees around the perimeter of the site have now been felled. An update article is planned for the March/April issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal magazine.

For the latest news on this project, visit our dedicated information page: Retail Development at Fox Den Road

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