Tesco is yet to announce a date for the closure of a Wiltshire superstore despite having plans for a new branch approved.

On Friday, May 17, plans for new signage at the former Wilko building on Chippenham High Street were approved by Wiltshire Council, which will facilitate the opening of a Tesco Express branch.

The convenience store is set to replace the supermarket giant’s current superstore in Emery Gate, which it signed a 15-year lease for in 2008.

In January, Tesco confirmed it would be closing the shop and relocating to the smaller High Street premises.

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The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The former Wilko building in ChippenhamThe former Wilko building in Chippenham (Image: Newsquest)

But a spokesperson said that Tesco has no further updates to share on a date for the relocation at this time.

In January, a spokesperson said: “We have taken the difficult decision to close our Chippenham Superstore.

“We have however secured a new smaller premises in Chippenham town centre which we will open as Tesco Chippenham High Street Express, and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers at our local stores.”

Wiltshire Council has also approved Tesco’s application for an ATM and cooling units at the old Wilko building.

They will occupy one of three units at the property, another of which will be a Starbucks cafe, according to building owners The Harkalm Group.