After more than six months of local rumours, Tesco has finally submitted a planning application for its proposed Tesco Express store in Queen Elizabeth Street.
Tesco does not need planning permission to turn the restaurant into a convenience store, but does require change of use consent for the dental surgery.
A separate planning application allowing the Oralon dental surgery to move from Unit 16 to Unit 2 of The Circle was approved last month.
The Lib Dem councillors say they had more than 400 responses, 80 per cent of them against the opening of the store.
Tesco claims that its new store – which would open daily 7am-11pm – would create more than 20 jobs.
• The consultation period on planning application 14/AP/4094 runs until 6 December.