Lidl has launched a major consultation with Dundonians over its plans for a new store on Kingsway East.
The popular bargain chain, which operates 91 stores across Scotland, submitted plans to build a new shop in the retail park in February.
In these proposals, the former ABB Nitran factory on Kingsway East would be redeveloped into the Lidl, a drive-thru Costa coffee shop, car showroom, family pub restaurant and industrial units.
Leaflets distributed across the city this week asked members of the public for their views on the new grocery store — including whether they currently shopped in a Lidl, if they would use the new shop, and whether they supported the redevelopment.
A consultation event will also be held on April 5 between 5-8pm in the Douglas Community Centre.
However, a website which is said to contain the development plans and the latest news for the project, could not be reached using the web address printed in the flyer.
Lidl has asked all feedback to be submitted by April 12 2017.
The comments received will be considered and then, subject to further discussions with Dundee City Council officers, the final proposals will be submitted.
The chain already has four stores in the city — including one located just one mile away from where the new shop would be.
The near-£7 million project is expected to bring 172 long-term jobs to the city.
Perth-based developer I&H Brown Ltd is behind the proposals.
Allan Miller, development director at I&H Brown, has previously highlighted strong local support for the project.
He added: “I&H Brown has made a long-term commitment to this site and our planning application is a genuine attempt to find a positive, employment-generating use which responds to current and predicted market demand.
“This site has been on the market for a considerable period of time and I&H Brown has engaged J&E Shepherd to market the site since 2008, although it has been on the open market since 2003.
“During this time we have not received any firm offers from anyone wishing to take on the site for employment use.
“However, in an attempt to try to encourage the latter we have devised a development strategy for the site intended to drive value out of part of the site which will enable more traditional employment uses on the remaining and larger area.
“Against this background, our planning application promotes the redevelopment of this vacant and derelict site, bringing it back into active economic use with a focus on creating local jobs.”
The site has lain disused for more than a decade and was previously the subject of plans for a similar development, but this is the first time any major brands have committed to it.
A decision over the application is expected to be made by Dundee City Council this summer.