A SUPERMARKET store could be set for a major expansion after its owners snapped up a derelict building that once housed a rival retailer.

Supermarket chain Booth’s have bought the former home of Kwik Save which stood next door to one of its flagship stores in Station Road, Clitheroe.

If proposals are given the go ahead by Ribble Valley Council the current Booths store could expand dram-atically with the addition of a coffee shop and restaurant.

Chairman Edwin Booth said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to refurbish and enhance our stores, we are delighted to announce, sub-ject to contract, to buy the former Kwik Save premises next door to our Clitheroe store.”

If proposals are given the green light by planning chiefs improved access could be provided by linking bridges, a lift and additional stairs.

The former Kwik Save site has stood derelict for more than a year since it closed with the loss of 15 jobs.

In total, 15 jobs were lost at the Clitheroe site and the building has been the subject of several provisional plan-ning inquiries including proposals to convert it in to a restaurant and bar.

A planning application has been submitted to Ribble Valley Council for a new frontage and alterations to the Clitheroe store.

Full plans of the proposed scheme are currently on display at the Station Road site