The layout of a new £25million shopping complex in Cumbernauld will go before councillors next week.

Supermarket chain Aldi and discount retailer Home Bargains will be anchor tenants in the seven units to be built in Westfield Road.

And developer L&S Broadwood is hoping to announce a major High Street food retailer has committed to moving in.

The development, on a 12 acre brownfield site which has lain empty for years, will also include a pub, a drive-thru restaurant or coffee shop, a petrol station and 600 parking spaces.

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A survey of local householders found 90 per cent of the 300 people who responded backed the plans for the site which will result in 50 construction jobs and a further 200 full-time jobs.

Bryan Wilson, development director with L&S Broadwood, said North Lanarkshire Council has already granted planning permission for the shopping complex.

He added: "Now we very much hope the members of the planning committee will deal with the outstanding matter which is approval of our proposed layout.

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"We are committed to honouring all the conditions of the planning consent, including improvements to the local roads layout.

"We are very close to announcing that another iconic High Street food retailer wants to move in and are in negotiations with interested parties for the remaining four units in the shopping parade, the pub and the drive thru restaurant.

"We hope the planning committee members will see that time is right for this development and give us the go-ahead to a great shopping experience for the people of Westfield."