A SUPERMARKET giant has resubmitted plans to convert a prominent Kendal town centre building into a store following feedback from the community and South Lakeland District Council.

An application for the former Millets store on Highgate was originally submitted to SLDC by Tesco in August last year but was withdrawn after concerns were raised from local residents about its potential impact.

But now the supermarket has resubmitted its plans and a spokesperson said it contained a number of changes.


“We have taken time to revisit our proposals, taking into account feedback from the local authority and the community," he said. "We have now resubmitted our application and look forward to any further comments.”

He said changes in the application include:

* Deliveries cannot be made before 9am. Previously, there was no restriction.

* Lighting will be movement sensitive

* Retaining the size of two windows to the rear, rather than making them bigger

* Changing the location of a vent

Dozens of jobs are likely to be created if the store is given planning permission.

Tesco had previously been heavily involved in talks to open a superstore on the Canal Head redevelopment.

Meanwhile, the future of Tesco stores in Ambleside, Bowness, Ulverston and Carnforth remains unclear after the supermarket announced plans to close 43 unprofitable stores in the UK.

A spokesperson declined to name the stores affected, saying: "Our first priority is to consult colleagues who are impacted by these changes and we will be speaking to them over the coming weeks.”