Aldi has officially submitted its plans for its first store in Dumbarton.

If approved, the £4.7 million development on Castle Street will deliver 35 new jobs when it is complete in late 2026 alongside new roles created during construction and within the supply chain.

The proposed new store will deliver an 1842sqm food store, sales floor, staff welfare and storage areas.

It will include 88 parking bays, including 72 standard, eight parent and child, four accessible and four electric vehicle spaces.

Aldi’s planning application submission to West Dunbartonshire Council follows the delivery of a comprehensive consultation programme carried out by the discount retailer to collate feedback from the local community.

This included a public consultation on Wednesday, September 27 at the Riverside Parish Church in Dumbarton where over 60 members of the public attended to view the plans, ask questions to members of the project team and provide feedback on the proposals.

To date Aldi have received a significant level of positive feedback with 86 per cent of respondents writing to confirm they support the proposals for a new store in the town.

An Aldi spokesperson said: “We are delighted to have submitted our proposals for a store in Dumbarton, marking the latest step in our project timeline to bring a first Aldi store to the area.

“I would like to thank all members of the local community who attended our consultation event. We are incredibly pleased with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we've received about our proposals.

“An Aldi store would greatly benefit the area, bringing a significant investment of £4.7million alongside the creation of 35 new jobs.

“We are looking forward to continuing our engagement with the local community over the coming weeks.”

The consultation website ( will remain open until the planning process is concluded.