AN Aldi store is set to close to customers for several months while it undergoes a major redevelopment.

Its store in Higher Lane, Whitefield, is due to close to customers on Sunday, April 28 for about 10 months while work is carried out.

The Bury Times reported last month that a new supermarket would be built and the neighbouring McDonald's fast-food restaurant would be expanded.

A large banner at the entrance to the store reads: "Aldi Whitefield store will be closed for refurbishments from Sunday, April 28.

"In the meantime your nearest available store will be: Aldi Prestwich, Bury New Road."

A flyer that has been posted through residents' doors reads: "During the construction of your new Aldi Foodstore at Whitefield, Aldi Stores are pleased to offer their customers in association with Magnum Whiteline Taxis a free mini bus service to the Prestwich store from April 30 until February 6, 2020."

Pick up and drop off will be at Fountain Place by the community notice board.

Mini buses will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the first service departing at 10am and returning at 11.15, and the second service departing at 2pm and returning at 3.15pm.

In June last year, Bury Council’s planning committee gave Aldi the go-ahead to knock down a McColl’s convenience store and four flats at 34-36 Fountain Lane so that six additional parking spaces could be created at the site.

In March, we reported that the German supermarket chain would be knocking down its existing store to build a new one.

The new developments at the sites were unanimously approved by the planning committee.

Aldi's property director Stuart Parks told the committee that the company would be running a bus service to its Prestwich branch while the site is under construction.