FOOD store giant Aldi plans to build its first supermarket in Huddersfield.
It hopes to build on the former grounds of Huddersfield Rugby Union Club.
The budget supermarket chain hopes to erect a 1,125 square metre food store off Wakefield Road at Waterloo.
Aldi also hopes to build two other non-food stores on the site, together with 230 parking spaces, access roads, trees and plants.
The site has remained derelict since the rugby club left in July, 1996.
It now plays on the site of a former brewery at Lockwood Park.
There were several plans suggested for the Waterloo site, but none materialised. Over the years the site has been growing ever more derelict.
Aldi opened its first UK stores in 1990. The German giant has about 300 shops across this country.
The news of the Aldi moves comes in the wake of other budget chain developments in Huddersfield.
Lidl are building a new store on the site of the former Glynn Webb store on Wakefield Road at Aspley.
And Netto opened a new store off Wakefield Road, Aspley, two months ago.
The opening day attracted huge crowds and traffic jams.