LIDL UK has submitted a planning application for a new store in Malmesbury.

The supermarket would be located off the A429 bypass creating up to 35 jobs. 

An in-store bakery, a customer toilet and baby changing facilities, and ample parking for both cars and bicycles are included in the plans. 

Lidl UK’s regional head of property Glen Stidever said: “We are delighted to announce that we have submitted a planning application to Wiltshire Council and look forward to receiving the decision in due course.

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

“We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their support and feedback so far and those local residents who were able to attend our public consultation earlier this month.”

Since first revealing plans for the new store earlier this year, the supermarket has already received more than 1,000 positive responses, with over 1,530 members of the community signing an online petition to support the application.

Having received feedback from the public consultation event, Lidl has incorporated a number of suggestions highlighted by the community.

These include extending the foot and cycle way from the store to the existing B4042 east of the Priory roundabout.

And proposals for traffic calming measures along the A429, including the incorporation of declaration markings on the road to the north and south of the site, combined with an extension to the 30mph zone to the north of the proposed access.

The company hopes that a decision will be made on the application in the summer.