Plans to build a new supermarket on the site of a former garage have been approved.
Lidl lodged plans last year with Aberdeen City Council to demolish its Torry store and build a bigger place near its current site on Wellington Road.
Car dealership Peter Vardy has vacated its Land Rover site on Greenwell Road, East Tullos, to make way for the construction of the new “Lidl of the Future” store.
In a decision notice, planners said the proposal to erect a new supermarket would “partially meet the demand” for the provision of a new retail facility to the south of Aberdeen.
They also added the proposal would “not have a sufficiently detrimental impact” on the vitality and viability of existing shopping centres in the area and added the site was well served by transport links.
The report said: “This application was the subject of a very low level of objection, and was actually the subject of 30 letters of support.
“However, one late letter of representation was received on behalf of Tesco, who had concerns the proposal significantly underestimated the turnover of the store, and therefore the potential impact on existing designated centres may therefore be far greater, and therefore in conflict with the retail policies contained within the Local Development Plan.”
Up to 25 jobs will be created at the new store which will include wider aisles, longer tills and toilet and baby changing facilities.
The proposed replacement store would be one of the first of Lidl’s new specification stores to be created in the UK.
Earlier this month a change of use request from Arnold Clark Volvo to open a showroom and a service workshop at the current Lidl site on Wellington Road in Torry was agreed by the city council.
The car dealer had a service centre on nearby Girdleness Road, but it closed after a major fire in December 2015.