A BID to build a new discount supermarket in Irvine has been welcomed by residents.

After submitting plans for a new store at Stanecastle Roundabout, which would create around 40 new full and part-time jobs, Lidl held two public information days on Wednesday October 9 and Thursday, October 10 to show off the final design and layout.

Over 120 attended across the two day event at the Gulab Restaurant, with overwhelming level of positive feedback.

Comments included how convenient the location would be for nearby residential areas.

The retailer said it would deliver modern facilities, including an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing facilities, optional self-service tills, customer toilets, baby changing facilities and spacious employee areas.

Proposals also include car parking with disabled, parent and child, 2 electric charging points and Cycle Parking, a full height glazed frontage to allow natural light into the store and reduce electricity consumption.

Gordon Rafferty, Head of Property - Scotland, Lidl GB said: “I would like to thank those who attended and for the incredibly positive feedback over the course of the two days. The Information Days were a great opportunity to hear first hand how excited local people are about our proposed store at Stanecastle Roundabout.

“We are committed to the area and are pleased to be progressing with our plans to bring Lidl back to Irvine in a fantastic location. This project will go towards our ambition of increasing our footprint in North Ayrshire beyond our two current stores.

“The new store will provide much needed retail offering to the suburban neighbourhoods of Irvine which are currently underprovided for. In addition the store will also bring 40 new full and part time, well paid jobs to the area.”

For more information visit rapleys.com/consultation/lidlirvine/.