Plans for an Aldi and Starbucks stores have been approved by planning officers for Atlantic Park in Bideford.

Bideford’s brand new Aldi store will be open in July.

Plans for the superstore as well as a drive-through Starbucks coffee shop have been approved by officers for the Atlantic Park site.

Construction will begin on the Aldi store next month, and it’s expected to create 30 new jobs.

Rob Jones, Aldi’s regional property director for the South West, said: ““We are really excited to be progressing our brand new store for Bideford, with the intention of opening approximately in July or soon after.

“Like other stores, our plans for Bideford will boost the local economy and help assist shoppers achieve real value for money when undertaking their weekly shop”.

Last week the Gazette reported how work would be starting on the Premier Inn on the site next month.

Starbucks are yet to confirm when construction will begin.