SUPERMARKET giants Aldi have unveiled plans to move into a retail park in Govan creating 35 jobs.

Plans were submitted to the local authority this week asking for permission to demolish units four and five at the Junction 24 Retail Park on Helen Street.

The planning application also asks that existing retail units one to three would be refurbished to create the supermarket.

The units under consideration for demolition are partly occupied by B&M and That Party Place.

B&M Stores was given permission last year to relocate its store to the former Toys R Us premises beside the Asda further along Helen Street.

The planning statement said there will be significant levels of new investment of up around £2.1m into this part of Glasgow as a result of the development.

The supermarket would also have 120 car parking bays.

The planning statement said: “The proposals are submitted in order to meet Aldi’s new store development aspirations to serve the residents of Govan, Cessnock and immediate surrounding areas which are not currently served by a store.

“The new Aldi store will help to address both a quantitative and qualitative deficiency within the local area, introducing a form of retail offer that is materially different to the existing provision.”

It adds: “There is currently limited discounter presence within the catchment area, leading to residents leaving to access food shopping provision not present, this includes Aldi’s store at Paisley Road West within the

Cardonald / Halfway Local Town Centre, which is overtrading.

“The proposals can therefore improve the sustainability of shopping trips for local residents.

“The proposed host units, which are anticipated to become vacant in the near future, are located within an

existing established retail park which benefits from access and associated infrastructure.

“Critically, the unit is of a sufficient size to accommodate the proposed operation by Aldi without necessitating significant external alterations to the retail park.”

The development will create up to 35 new jobs within Aldi including store managers, assistant managers and store deputies, as well as store assistants, in addition to construction related work and in-direct employment generation through the supply side of the facilities.

A decision is expected on the plans next month.