WE shared the news that 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.

Here's what readers thought.

Vicky Gill said: "Carlisle town needs one too," as Doreen Cartwright agreed, saying the town was "desperate for one".

Pat Upex, Lynn Ellison and Jackie Silverwood also said Carlisle needs a Tesco Express.

Sam Wells said: "Finally Penrith is coming out of the dark ages with Asda and a Tesco now."

Phil Sharp said: "Penrith is doing way better than Carlisle."

The proposal for the new Tesco Express 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.