Tesco has submitted a planning application for a 59,200 sq ft store in Greenford, west London.

Advised by Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners it submitted the application to the London Borough of Ealing last week.

The proposals restore the front part of the locally listed former Granada Cinema, which currently accommodates a small existing Tesco store, and will provide a larger new store to the rear, partly on a Council-owned car park.

The scheme will also provide a number of smaller independent shops, café units, space for a possible police station or health centre and improved car parking.

Tesco has consulted widely with the local community and, at a public exhibition in July last year, it said 96% of people who completed comments cards supported its proposals.

Steven Butterworth, NLP director, said: ‘The Council and local community are very keen to see improvements to this declining centre and we are working with them and in harmony with the local ‘Good for Greenford’ regeneration strategy. Currently most local shoppers drive elsewhere to do their weekly shop. The new store will retain many of those shoppers locally, bringing benefits for local traders and vastly improving the vitality of the Town Centre.’

The architect for the scheme is Accord Architecture.

Ealing Council is expected to determine the planning application by mid-April.