A SUPERMARKET giant is set to open a store on Rhyl's waterfront.

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIP) has been granted planning consent by Denbighshire County Council to develop an Aldi foodstore at its £25 million Marina Quay retail park.

Aldi’s decision to move out of the town centre from Wellington Road to the Marina Quay has been driven by the need to accommodate the growing demand for Aldi’s products in Rhyl.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We are delighted that permission for the development of a new Aldi store has been granted by the council and look forward to getting started on the relocation. Our current store on Wellington Road will continue to trade until the new foodstore opens.

“The new Aldi store at Marina Quay will not only fulfil customer demand, but also provide a modern, high-quality shopping environment for people in Rhyl.

Scarborough submitted a planning application for the development of an 18,567 square foot Aldi foodstore in February this year following public consultation.

This latest deal at the Marina Quay follows the opening earlier in the year of a its flagship Range retail outlet, and is welcome news for shoppers as its first store Poundworld closed last week.

Jack Abou-Jaoude, Development Manager of Scarborough International Properties, said: “We’re delighted to have gained planning consent from the council.

"The proposed store will bring the very best of Aldi’s offering to more Rhyl residents and provide employment opportunities in an area which has historically lacked significant economic activity.

"We look forward to announcing further deals at Marina Quay in due course.”

Construction of the Aldi supermarket is expected to commence later this year.