A number of major supermarkets have announced plans for new stores in Norfolk, with some already under construction.

Here is a look at where and when the new shops will be opening in the county.

Morrisons - Norwich

Work is currently ongoing to transform the former Top Shop city centre site into a Morrisons supermarket.

Situated in the Haymarket, the new store will be the third in the Norwich area for the chain, alongside stores in Riverside and Catton

The flagship store will be kitted out with deli counters to encourage lunchtime shoppers in.

It hopes to be ready to open early next year.

Lidl - Downham Market

Plans to open a new Lidl store off the A10 roundabout at Bexwell, on the outskirts of Downham Market, were finally approved after a turbulent application process.

Councillors were urged to reject the budget supermarket chain's plans arguing it would negatively affect the town centre and surrounding countryside.

However, it was ultimately approved in May this year, with the firm saying it will bring 40 new jobs to the town.

Aldi - Costessey

Work began in September to build a new Aldi supermarket at the Longwater Business Park off William Frost Way, near the A47.

The green light was given in November last year for the German retailer and it is expected to open by autumn 2023.

A new crossing will also be installed on the road, which was required in order for the planning permission to be granted.

Lidl - Watton

Plans for a new Lidl in Watton prompted a battle of the supermarkets as rival Tesco attempted to block the move.

Tesco were ultimately unsuccessful and plans were approved in March 2022 to construct a new store as part of a development off Watton's Norwich Road, which also includes 45 new homes.

An earlier permission, given in August 2021, was quashed in the High Court, after Tesco argued it was unlawful.

Sainsbury's - Bradwell

Planners have given the go ahead for a new Sainsbury's store and "local centre" on a housing estate in Bradwell.

The new store will take six to 12 months to build and serve residents on the 850-home Bluebell Meadow estate being built by Persimmon Homes in Bradwell, near Great Yarmouth.

Lidl - Harleston

Another Lidl store in the county could be built after a scheme was approved for a store on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

The discount giant wants to open an outlet on land to the east of Mendham Lane in Harleston, near Diss.

A consultation scheme will now be held to decide what will be the outcome.

Lidl - Dereham

A well-known car dealership in Dereham could become a Lidl store after plans were lodged in April this year.

Busseys, which offers Ford and Peugeot car sales and servicing across Norfolk, shut its branch on Yaxham Road.

As Busseys departs, Lidl has lodged plans to take on the site and demolish the existing buildings to make way for a new store.