PLANS have been submitted for a new supermarket which could bring 300 new jobs to West Lothian.
Sainsbury’s this week lodged an application to West Lothian Council for a new store in Broxburn.
The proposal is for a 35,000 sq ft foodstore on land between East Mains Industrial Estate and the railway viaduct on the A89.
The company held a public consultation last September into their proposals.
And the supermarket giants say they have received over 800 pieces of written feedback from the local community, with the majority showing support for the proposed store.
Paul Miller, Sainsbury’s National Development Surveyor for Scotland, said: “I would like to thank all those who took the time to comment on our proposals.
“It is extremely encouraging for Sainsbury’s to receive such a high level of support from the local community to deliver a store in Broxburn.
“We have now submitted a full planning application to West Lothian Council, and we look forward to continuing work with the local community as the application is considered by the council.”
The proposals would bring up to 300 full and part-time jobs to the area and Sainsbury’s plans to liaise closely with the local JobCentre Plus to ensure that as many of these positions can be filled from the community, if the proposals get the go ahead.
Also included in the proposals are improvements to the existing Peniel Place junction with the A89, where the store would be located.
West Lothian Council officers will now look at the application before making a recommendation to the Council’s Planning Committee where councillors will vote to grant or refuse permission for the foodstore.
If planning approval is granted this year, the store could be open for the 2012 Christmas holiday period.