Councillors have unanimously approved plans to build an Aldi store in Cupar.
Fife Council’s North East Planning Committee approved a 1,500sq ft food store, along with parking for more than 90 cars on the site of the former Martex Cash and Carry in South Road.
The company says the development will bring around 30 full-time and part-time jobs.
The application had sparked five objections, mainly about concerns over road safety.
However, with Tesco revealing it is not going ahead with its superstore further down South Road, councillors were told traffic matters were being addressed and the impact on the vitality and viability of retail provision in the town centre would be “marginal but bearable”.
Recommending conditional approval, Fife Council planner Chris Smith said: “The proposal is considered acceptable in terms of design, scale, finishes, layout and footprint position.
“It would also protect residential amenity, would be compatible with surrounding land uses and would use land identified as brownfield.
“It is considered the proposal would not cause any detrimental impacts in terms of road/pedestrian safety or other infrastructural facilities.”
Graham Nicolson, property director for Aldi Stores in Scotland, said: “Construction of the store is scheduled to commence later this year with an opening programmed for 2015.”