UP to 30 jobs could be created by the opening of a supermarket.

Plans for a Lidl store have been submitted to Burnley Council by the German firm, which is planning the development on Colne Road.

The store - if given planning permission - would operate on the site of the former Ultra Finishings Ltd and PFS companies at the junction of Colne Road and Rylands Street.

Burnley already has two discount supermarkets - Aldi, Active Way, and Netto, on the roundabout at the bottom of Westgate. The Lidl store would compete with them for customers.

Bosses at the German giant also want to put up an 89-space car park for the store, which would open from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm on Saturday and either 10am-4pm or 11am-5pm on Sundays. Joanne Try, development executive at Lidl, said: "Hopefully we will start on site in the summer and we will certainly be creating jobs, up to 30 full and part-time posts, which will all be filled by local people.

"We want to be part of the local community. This is a very exciting development."

Councillors on Burnley Council's Development Control Committee are set to make a decision on the plans when they meet on August 3.

The store was originally given the go-ahead to open last year, but has revised its plans so has to go back to the council.

Lidl is a German discount supermarket chain that operates 5,000 stores. In Germany it is Aldi's main competitor.

The full name of the company is Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG.

It has established itself in more than 17 countries.