Discount retailer Lidl has submitted a planning application to extend its Dalry, North Ayrshire store in order to include a larger bakery.

The new bakery will add 67sq m to the store, with sufficient space for 32 products to be included on the shop floor. The retailer said the move was in response to significant demand for bakery products at the store.

Gordon Rafferty, Lidl UK’s regional head of property, said: “We are always looking at ways to improve our existing portfolio of stores. We’ve seen incredible demand in the Dalry store, so we have decided to take this step to increase our bakery offering in order to enhance the shopping experience for our customers. This equates to a significant investment in the store.”

The company is hoping that a decision on the application will be made by October.

Lidl recently revealed a state-of-the-art bakery at its new store in Penicuik, Scotland.