Plans for a new discount supermarket on the site of a former Jaguar showroom which were expected to be decided last week have been pushed back.

In March, Aldi unveiled plans to open a store in London Road West, Amersham.

Sam Sheppard submitted an application to Bucks Council in May on behalf of Aldi, with the plans seeing the demolition of the car showroom, valeting services and outdoor vehicle display area to make way for the supermarket, if they are given the go-ahead.

They were expected to be decided on August 11, but Buckinghamshire Council has confirmed the application “remains under assessment”.

A spokesman said: “The deadline to determine it has been extended to try and resolve any outstanding matters.”

It is not clear what the outstanding matters are.

Amersham residents received a feasibility study which directed them to a consultation website where they could see Aldi’s plans for the new store, the next steps and how to get in contact.

An online feedback form saw more than 93 per cent (549) of people in support of the proposal, while just over five per cent (30) were not in favour, and ten people were unsure.

The news was also welcomed by readers on the BFP’s social media page.

The supermarket said it knows customers in Amersham and the surrounding areas are currently travelling out of the area to visit its store.

If plans are given the go-ahead, the new store is expecting to employ 15 full-time staff and 20 part-time workers.

An Aldi spokesman said: “These proposals would bring a much-needed discount food store to south Amersham, reducing the need to travel and ensuring the area has sufficient supermarket provision for its existing and future needs.”

It is not known what the new determination deadline is.