A BID to see a new supermarket built on the outskirts of Haddington has received another boost.

Supermarket giant Aldi was given planning permission for a new store at Gateside Retail Park, on the town’s western edge, last year.

Now, advertising consent, which will allow various signs to be put in place, has also been granted by East Lothian Council.

The supermarket chain is yet to reveal any opening date for the store, which will be 50 per cent larger than its existing premises in town.

However, the opening will also signal the end of the Whittingehame Drive store, with Aldi closing its doors after more than a decade in the town centre.

The current 17 members of staff at the existing store will be offered the chance to move to the new premises, which will be joined by The Food Warehouse, part of the Iceland brand.

Home Bargains and Costa are also thought to be keen to move to the retail park, which is sandwiched between the A199 and B6471.

The retail park includes three major stores, two restaurants, including one drive-thru, and about 300 parking spaces.

Planning permission has also been given to neighbouring sites for a petrol station and shop and a drive-thru coffee shop, thought to be a Starbucks.

Earlier this year, Aldi confirmed a purchaser for the Whittingehame Drive site had been identified but the intended use was unknown.

No objections were received from members of the public regarding the latest plans to erect signs.