The council has given an update on the possibility of a Lidl store being built on the edge of Wiltshire town.

Last October Lidl resubmitted plans to build a 2,280sq metre supermarket, and ten employment units, to the east of Oxford Road in Calne.

Wiltshire Council had approved the scheme in April 2023, but permission was quashed just months later after Tesco representatives argued planning policy had not been followed correctly.

A decision on the resubmitted plans was due to be made by May 31, but the council has yet to determine the application.

Cllr Nick Botterill, cabinet member for strategic planning, emphasised delays in large-scale developments are typical.

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A typical Lidl storeA typical Lidl store (Image: Lidl)

He said the council would announce a decision “as quickly as possible”, following the resolution of relevant issues.

Cllr Botterill added: “This is a large-scale development and it is not uncommon in these circumstances for planning applications to take longer than the government’s timescales for determination.

“We will determine the application as quickly as possible as soon as relevant issues have been resolved.”

The proposed store has received widespread backing from residents who argue it would improve the town’s retail options.

If approved, Lidl has previously committed to building the supermarket “at the earliest opportunity.”