AMBITIOUS plans for a multi-million pound retail park in Paisley town centre have been given the green light.

Almost 200 jobs will be created as new life is breathed into the former GX Superbowl site in Wallneuk Road.

Retail giant Lidl and Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons are among those who will open for business.

Also included in the £10million development will be homeware store The Range, as well as 400 parking spaces.

London and Scottish Investments, owners of the site, have said the project will create 80 construction posts and 100 long-term retail jobs.

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The transformation of the site, which has been lying empty since a ten-pin bowling complex shut down several years ago, was approved by Renfrewshire Council this week.

A council spokesman said: “The approved proposals will bring a prominent vacant site in Paisley back into use and provide a welcome boost to the retail offer across the town.

“The merits of the application were considered in full and planning consent has been granted subject to the appropriate conditions being met by the applicant.”