Readers have raised concerns over plans for a new Lidl store in Carlisle which have been given the go-ahead.

Carlisle City Council's planning committee met at the Civic Centre on Friday and one of the applications given the green light was to build a Lidl on land off Warwick Road.

The scheme was given outline planning permission in January but received full approval on Friday.

Concerns have been raised by residents and Carlisle Flood Action Group about the environmental impact of the plans.

They fear that the development, which will be built on a flood plain, could contribute to flooding during the winter months.

However, tanks are set to be installed on site to capture surface water, reducing the risk of flooding.

Readers on the News & Star Facebook page have also voiced their concerns for the development.

Melissa Ball said: "I personally wont be using it. Building on another flood plain in an area which has flooded numerous times."

Jonathan Robertson wrote: "How many supermarkets does Carlisle need?"

Ron Maddison said: "Let’s face it, was always going to happen. I doubt very much any of those involved live anywhere near this area."

Jayne Harkness posted: "Objections never get listened to. Look at them stupid traffic lights near the Gosling Bridge pub."

Margaret Porter said: "Is this council insane? They are building on greenfield sites and flood plains. Will they never learn?

"And as for that monstrous building at Hardwick Circus... are there no proper architects available to advise them?"

However, Laurie Lanninster welcomed the news.

She said: "I can't wait! My nearest shop is the Tesco at Rosehill and it will be so nice to have the choice of Lidl too.

"I'm in my 60's and don't drive now. The new store will be a five minute walk for me."