ALDI is now expected to open in Dalgety Bay in July 2017 as part of a £4 million development at the entrance to the town. 

The budget grocer received their alcohol licence at the Fife Licensing Board last week and hope to start trading, with the creation of 30 jobs, in the summer. 

The Dalgety Bay Gateway plans include a Marston’s Inns pub/restaurant, Greggs bakery shop, a drive-thru coffee shop, fast food outlet and bookmakers. 

Overall, it’s expected the ambitious development will create more than 100 jobs. 

The firm behind the proposals, the Scarborough Muir Group (SMG), had originally planned for building work to be complete and trading to start this month. 

Construction has yet to start and although the firm declined to comment, it’s understood July is the new date. 

Roy Green, secretary of Dalgety Bay Community Council, said: “I think it’s just the slow nature of getting all the different planning phases approved and in place. 

“When we last spoke to Scarborough Muir they said it was going fine and it was on schedule for next summer.”

A spokeswoman for Aldi confirmed they had received their licence but “can’t confirm any timescales at present” about the opening of the store.

SMG has owned the four-acre site at Ridge Way, Donibristle Industrial Estate, since 2007 and they received planning permission in principle from Fife Council in April.