A DISCOUNT supermarket chain has submitted an application for planning permission to build a new store in Alexandria.

Plans for the new Lidl store detail a building with a sales area of 1,251 square metres, as well as an instore bakery, customer toilets with baby changing facilities, and parking for both cars and bikes.

The multi-million-pound investment will create around 40 jobs for the local economy.

Gordon Rafferty, Lidl GB’s regional head of property, said the company is “delighted” to announce that a planning application has been submitted to West Dunbartonshire Council.

He said: “Following community consultation with groups in the local area, we are delighted to announce that we have submitted a planning application to West Dunbartonshire Council.

“If granted, the new store would mark a multi-million-pound investment in the area, and the creation of new jobs when the store opens.

“We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Alexandria community for their participation in the consultation process.”

Lidl is currently the sixth-largest supermarket chain in the UK.