Bargain supermarket chain Aldi has applied to build a new store in Thornaby, which would create new job.
Aldi and GMI Developments Ltd (GMI) have put in a joint planning application to Stockton Council for a new food store off Allensway.
If approved the scheme will deliver a multi-million pound investment to the local area and create up to 30 much-needed new jobs, says Aldi.
The design includes “a high-quality, carefully designed food store, alongside landscaping and free customer car parking”.
Aldi says the supermarket plans received a “very positive response” when unveiled at a public exhibition in January, with around 87% of all feedback received from the local community in support of a new Aldi store in Thornaby.
The spokesperson added: “We are encouraged by the support we‘ve received from the local community for our plans.
“At our exhibition many local residents told us they currently have to travel to Stockton, Yarm, or Middlesbrough to shop with us.
“We feel a new store offers a great opportunity to increase local shopping choice and improve convenience for residents in Thornaby and the surrounding areas.”
A decision by Stockton Council is expected to be made in the summer.