CLYDEBANK'S Lidl store is to close its current site next year, the Post has confirmed.

The supermarket giant said they were still looking at potential new sites given the existing store in Clydebank Retail Park was not big enough.

Lidl is currently building a large unit off Mill Road in Yoker and the firm said that would open in November.

But the Clydebank store will not renew its lease after it expires in 2019.

Lidl's property team said in a statement: "We are actively exploring options for relocation of Lidl Clydebank, but have not yet identified a suitable site.

"The lease of our existing store is due to expire in summer 2019, and we will not be retaining the existing unit.

"Due to its size, which is inconsistent with our latest store design and concept, it cannot accommodate our full range of goods and therefore no longer meets the demands and expectations of our customers.

"We look forward to sharing any firm plans with the community, as soon as we’re in a position to do so."

Clydebank MSP Gil Paterson said in reaction to the news: “It is sad that Lidl could not find a suitable premises in Clydebank since as well as offering a valuable service their store provides local employment.

“As far as I know they sell quality products at reasonable prices and also stock local goods – they seem to listen to their customers and have a thriving trade in the area so it would be ideal if they were to find a suitable premises to expand in Clydebank.”

Last week West Dunbartonshire Council's planning committee approved a new Lidl in Dumbarton against the advice of their planners who weren't happy with the look of the site.