PLANS for a new supermarket in Leyland have been submitted.

Aldi want to build a store on land on School Lane of 1,254 square metres and will have 123 car parking spaces - including nine parent and child spaces, and five motorcycle spots.

In the planning statement, there will be free car parking for up to 90 minutes and the main access will be from School Lane and more pedestrian access on Golden Hill Lane.

It is hoped that it will bring between 30 and 50 full-time and part-time jobs.

The statement read: “Aldi is keen to transform this gateway site by introducing a high-quality development to the area.

“The new food store would provide a modern shopping environment, featuring high levels of glazing and would render to give a crisp, clean look to the building.

“The landscaping within the site will aim to enhance the appearance of the area around the store with a mix of tree and shrub planting and will provide an attractive setting for the store.”

Cllr Matthew Tomlinson, who represents the area on Lancashire County Council, said: “I’m aware that a number of local residents are already expressing their concerns about the effects of this possible development, especially in such a sensitive spot.

“We already know that air quality along Golden Hill Lane is worse than government guidelines.

“South Ribble Council have already declared this to be an Air Quality Management Area which puts the onus on them to work towards improving things.

“I fail to see how a development such as this can do anything except make things worse.

“Those residents who are beginning to raise their concerns certainly have my sympathy.”