Broch councillor Ian Tait has revealed that Home Bargains has authorised works to start on its Fraserburgh store.
The new store will be located adjacent to Fraserburgh’s ASDA superstore between watermill Road and the Sandhaven road. (B9031).
A planning application for the store was approved by Aberdeenshire Council in June this year.
The company then submitted a Building Warrant application in September in two parts.
Speaking to the Herald this week, Cllr Tait said the first part of the building warrant application was for ‘shed’ approval which allows work to start on constructing the building.
“This has been approved and so the work on constructing the building has now begun,” he said.
“A further Building Warrant application has been submitted for the internal details of the building and this is now being worked on by council officers.
“I am delighted to see HomeBargains coming to Fraserburgh.
“In addition to creating many new jobs it will draw many shoppers into town who will also use ASDA and the town centre businesses,” he said.
“There were no objections from town centre businesses to the planning application.
“I will give every support I can to speed on this new project which will provide employment and a better retail offer for my constituents,” added Cllr Tait.