A new Sainsbury’s supermarket is set to be built at Dargavel Village in Bishopton – if plans are given the green light by Renfrewshire Council.

The proposals have been unveiled as part of an application for planning permission on the company’s behalf by agent Alder King Planning Consultants.

If approved, the store would be located at an unoccupied site off Dalgety Drive and serve as a “main food shopping destination” for residents in the area.

The Gazette: The intention is that the current Sainsbury’s Local would close when the new supermarket opens, Alder King confirmed in documents submitted with the application, with staff transferring over.

This would also allow for that unit to be taken on by another business, the agent said.

Gary Morris, a partner at Alder King Planning Consultants, said in a cover letter: “The proposed scheme involves the erection of a new food store of 1,145 sq. m. gross internal area that will serve as a main food shopping destination for the residents of Bishopton.

“It will provide a much-enhanced range of goods compared to the existing Sainsbury’s Local convenience store, which will close when the new store opens.

“The new store will realise a long-term ambition to provide shops and services within Dargavel Village, helping to make the settlement a more sustainable location where residents can carry out more of their daily and weekly needs.

“In addition to the new food store, the proposals include a new access, parking, landscaping/public realm, servicing, and associated works.

“The car park will provide for new electric vehicle charging points, available to customers and residents. The total site area is 1.71 acres / 0.69 hectares.

“The new car park will be accessible via Dalgety Drive and will provide access to the proposed health centre to the north, which is subject to a separate planning application.

“There will be pedestrian access through the car park to the health centre ensuring that all three elements of the village centre (store, health centre and existing retail parade) are well connected to each other and that the centre functions in a coherent and integrated manner.”

The council will make a decision on the application at a later date.