MORE details have been revealed about the new Tesco Express store in the town centre, which is due to open next year. 

The shop is set to open in the former Halfords unit, which closed its doors in October. 

Tesco recently submitted two separate planning applications to Stroud District Council, including signage proposals.

Proposed works include adding 13 different signs across the site including - a hanging car park sign and a wall mounted goodbye sign. 

The retailer has applied for permission to display the signs until November 15, 2028.

The application also states signage would be applied with vandal proof protection. 

As well as this, according to the application’s site plan, 15 parking spaces would be created plus one disabled space. 

In the other application, the retailer has proposed installing two fan gas coolers, an air conditioning unit, and a 2.4 metre fence with an access gate. 

In addition, under the plans, 11 one-metre ram raid bollards would be erected at one of the shop’s entrances inside the Five Valleys Car Park on the ground floor. 

It is believed 20 new jobs will be created in the store, with the retailer investing £1 million into the unit.

Stroud News and Journal: The new Tesco Express as shown in planning documents The new Tesco Express as shown in planning documents (Image: Tesco)

Stroud News and Journal: Parking at the new Tesco Express store revealed in planning documents Parking at the new Tesco Express store revealed in planning documents (Image: Tesco)

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It was previously revealed by Dransfield Properties, which manages the Five Valleys Shopping Centre, that Tesco has 'committed to the town for 15 years'.

James Shepherd, managing director for Dransfield, said: "We’re thrilled with the investment being made by Tesco and the additional jobs the store will create for the town.

"We have received positive feedback from the local community following the announcement Tesco would be taking over the former Halfords store and look forward to seeing the shop fit take shape in the New Year.”

The new store joins other Tesco stores in the area including the Stroud Superstore on Stratford Road and Cam Superstore as well as express stores in Paganhill, Nailsworth and Chalford.

Ahead of opening, Tesco also previously applied to the district council for an alcohol licence. 

If approved, customers would be able to buy alcohol everyday between 6am to 12am (midnight), which are also the store's planned opening hours.

You can see the application for signage quoting reference S.23/2266/ADV or see here -

You can see the other application quoting reference S.23/2271/FUL or see here -