TESCO has asked for planning permission to install a new customer collection point at its Stairfoot store.

The retailer also wants to extend the area which processes online shopping orders, to increase its existing five-bay canopy to eight.

If given the green light, it will enable the store to increase its fleet of 14 home delivery vans to 25.

Tesco says the reason for the expansion is due to customer demand for more home deliveries, which cannot be met by the current fleet size.