Discount supermarket Aldi could open in Redruth, as it looks at opening a store on the old Avers Garage site.

A public exhibition is set to be held next week at Redruth Rugby Club to show the suggestion to residents.

A spokesman for the company said : “We recognise that the site in its present state serves as nothing more than an eyesore and our proposals present an excellent opportunity to see it finally regenerated, helping contribute to the creation of a new gateway to the town.

“A new store on the site will provide local residents with the ability to easily reach a discount food retailer without having to travel elsewhere.

“We are really excited at the potential that we now have to build a new store in Redruth, which will aid local competition, whilst improving customer choice. We also consider that the scheme would make appropriate use of this brownfield site, thereby securing its future.”