ROYSTON’S long-awaited Aldi store will open in February next year, it has been announced.

The store – which will create up to 50 jobs when it opens – is being built on High Street.

The date was announced this week, despite the German retailer submitting plans recently to alter the site’s layout which is currently the subject of a consultation phase.

Coun Caroline Makinson said: “People are eager to see this in the village as it will bring more jobs and more choice for shoppers. It received a lot of support in the consultation so I’m happy it’s on its way.

“It will also mean a vacant site will be brought back into use – that’s always a positive thing.”