Cut-price supermarket chain Aldi has been given the green light to open a store Hebburn.
The German company, which has more than 9,000 stores worldwide, will be redeveloping land off Glen Street, which will also see a free customer car park with 70 spaces being created.
It was given the go-ahead by South Tyneside Council’s planning committee.
The application stated: “The proposed development for Hebburn is a single storey Aldi foodstore with vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access, car parking and landscaping. It also includes the relocation of an existing sub-station.
“The principle of a foodstore on the site fulfils the council’s stated aspirations for additional convenience retail provision in the town centre. It would assist in the ongoing regeneration of the centre by broadening the range of shops and improving the vitality and vitality of the centre.
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.
Work must start within three years.