After the Aberdeenshire Council approved the plans, plans are underway for a new supermarket in Kemney to replace the existing co-op complex.
It was proposed that the existing single-storey building on Station Road in the city be demolished and that construction work on a large alternative store be found.
A scheduling report submitted with the application limits the range of cooperative products available to current store size customers, and also includes “limited and limited” storage space.
Cooperative wants to redesign the site to offer a new store that will have a “more efficient and attractive” space, which will help local shoppers have a wider product range and more deals to reduce the queue.
This growth is also expected to bring in new jobs.
The shop, which is intended for modern and fit, will have a two-storey ground floor shopping area and a first floor for the back of the house, storage and staff rooms.
Existing car parking spaces from Station Road will not be affected by the redesign project as the site’s current track will be used.