PLANS to refurbish Highbridge's Asda store have been officially handed in after shoppers gave the makeover the thumbs up.

As reported in February, Asda said a public consultation on the plans, which would not affect the store's size, received positive feedback from customers.

The firm wants to create a mezzanine floor with a café inside the store in Caxton Drive, as well as devoting more space to its clothing department and refurbishing the whole supermarket, including the car park.

Alan Jones, Asda's estates town planning manager, said: “There was a lot of interest, and the feedback shows overwhelming support for what we hope to do from those who completed the comment forms. We're grateful that so many people took the time to talk to the project team.

“We'd like to provide more choice and a wider range of goods, with wider aisles and more checkouts so that we can continue to provide for our customers' needs.

“We'd like to thank all those who have expressed an interest in our proposals - their input has been invaluable.”

The response from those who completed the comments forms showed the most popular change would be a wider range of products (89%), closely followed by a cafeteria (82%) and more George clothing (80%).

A planning application has now been submitted to Sedgemoor District Council. It can be found with the application reference 11/14/00032.