PLANS for a third supermarket development in Stroud have been announced today, Thursday.

Supermarket chain Morrisons has unveiled plans to build a medium-sized foodstore at the Stroud Metal Company site in Dudbridge Road which would promises to create 300 jobs.

Morrisons has brought the proposal forward in partnership with Stroud Metal Company in order to help the metal works company relocate to a new, bigger site in Stonehouse.

Robin Langford, the development executive for Morrisons, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Morrisons and a fantastic opportunity for Stroud.

“Before we submit a planning application to Stroud District Council we want to engage with the community and hear what local residents think of our plans.

“Your comments are important to us and will help us make sure we deliver the best fit for Stroud.”

Matthew Large, managing director of Stroud Metal Company, said: “We have outgrown our existing factory in Dudbridge Road which no longer adequately meets our needs.

“This partnership with Morrisons will give us the new facilities we need to expand our product range and grow our business, securing the future of highly skilled manufacturing jobs in Stroud.”