It has been revealed a Penrith convenience store, with recently green-lit plans, will now officially be a Tesco Express.

It follows an application submission to Westmorland & Furness Council by Tesco Stores Limited seeking a premises license on agricultural land next to Carleton Hall Farm, Carleton Avenue.

The convenience store got its initial consent from Westmorland & Furness Council's planning authority on January 12 earlier this year.

Although the confirmation for the project was given, the name of the store that will occupy the space remained undisclosed.

The original application was put forward by North Lakes Estates Limited on June 16, 2023. 

The original planning statement read: "The significant and most obvious benefit of the proposal will be the new retail offering local to a high number of residential properties and accessed directly off an A-road."

It argues an environmental positive of having a convenience store making it more accessible for people to walk or cycle to the shop for day-to-day products, as opposed to using cars for trips to the supermarket. 

 "In addition to the environmental and health benefits of reducing reliance on cars, the convenience store would result in job creation," it states. 

"Advice from national retailers is that a store of this size and nature would result in the creation of up to 20 jobs including a mixture of full and part-time roles with various roles and responsibilities and enhanced career progression." 

The proposal also outlines the creation of 19 car parking spaces, one disabled parking slot, two bike parking bays, and a loading area.

The days and timings for the premises to operate are from Monday to Sunday, 6am until midnight.