Cut-price supermarket chain Aldi has submitted its planning application to build a new store in Hebburn.
The German company, which has more than 9,000 stores worldwide, hopes to redevelop land off Glen Street, Hebburn.
It has submitted a planning application to South Tyneside Council for a store, with landscaping and free customer car parking.
The plans received a very positive response when they were unveiled at a public exhibition in July.
More than 97 per cent of all feedback received from the local community has been in support of the proposal.
A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We are encouraged by the support we have received from the local community for our plans for a new store off Glen Street.
“At our exhibition, many local residents told us that a new food store is much needed in Hebburn, as they currently have to travel outside the area to shop at existing Aldi stores.
“We believe a new store offers a great opportunity to increase local shopping choice, improve convenience for residents in Hebburn, and retain spending in the local area.
“The proposal would also deliver a multi-million-pound investment and create approximately 30 much-needed local jobs, as well as reviving the site and improving the appearance of Glen Street.
“We feel it is very important to involve the local community in our plans, and would like to thank people for getting in touch with us and attending the public exhibition.
“We will keep residents informed as the application progresses.”
A decision on the application expected to be made later in the year.
Anyone who would like to find out more details about the planning application can contact a member of the Aldi project team on Freephone 0800 298 7040.