Lidl UK has confirmed that it has updated its planning application for a new store in Malmesbury to included a 'green roof'.

The revised planning application will now see the proposed store include a living green roof covered with living vegetation to help blend into the local surroundings.

Lidl say the roof will lower the store’s carbon footprint, increase energy efficiency, reduce surface run-off following rain and improve overall air quality for the community when compared to the previous proposal.

Amendments made to the proposal follows feedback from residents, Wiltshire Council and Malmesbury Town Council and include a number of other positive additions alongside the green roof.

They have also reduced the size of the car park to retain the existing landscape, included more trees within the car park, the extensive planting of new trees around the perimeter of the site and the inclusion of a Cotswold stone wall to both sides of the new access road.

Lidl UK’s regional head of property, Glen Stidever, commented: “We have been working tirelessly over the last few months with Wiltshire Council to deliver the best possible store for Malmesbury and, having listened to feedback from the local community and key stakeholders, we are pleased to announce an update to our proposals.

"These include the addition of a specially designed curved green roof which, along with numerous environmental benefits, will be in keeping with the natural beauty of the surrounding area.”

“We look forward to receiving a decision from the council in due course.”

Lidl submitted the planning application for a new store back in March that would create up to 35 jobs.

The supermarket giants hoped that a decision would have been made on the application in the summer.

That didn't happen and now the target date for the application at Wiltshire Council has been set to Saturday, February 2, 2019.