RECRUITMENT will start soon for the 40 jobs the new Llandudno Junction Lidl store will create.

Work is progressing on the site and it is planned the store will open in the summer.

A spokesperson for Lidl said 40 new full and part time jobs will be created in the store.

She said: “We will soon be starting to recruit for these positions. We look forward to welcoming customers to the new store in the summer.”

But there has been criticism about traffic disruption which the construction work has created.

Cllr Mike Priestley said: “Obviously work is progressing well with the Lidl store and I welcome the new jobs which will be created.

"But I want Lidl to work with Conwy’s highways department to minimise disruption for residents.”

The Lidl spokesperson added: “Infrastructure works connected to the con-struction of the store are continuing.

"Traffic management measures have been agreed with the local highways authority and these are in place in order to keep highways disruption to a minimum.

"We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works.”

When the plans for the store were first announced it generated a great deal of public support and after a public consultation meeting a spokesperson for Lidl said: “We are pleased with the response received at the consultation. The event was well attended, with many people wanting to see the site regenerated.”

It was originally planned the store would open by Christmas 2018, but this date has slipped as a result of problems which have emerged during the development process. The delay was explained by a spokesperson who said: “The opening date was pushed back as demolition works on site took longer than expected.”