A SUPERMARKET could be set for a refurbishment, including expanding its "popular" café.

Waitrose has lodged plans for its store in Parkstone with BCP Council.

If approved, new customer doors will be installed, while the façade of the shop will get refurbished, with all window frames resprayed and new window vinyls added to the shopfront doors.

Inside the supermarket, in Ashley Road, Poole, the café will be expanded from 41 to 62 covers.

A Waitrose spokesperson said: “Our café is popular with our customers at Waitrose Parkstone, and we're keen refresh our offering where we can.

"We'll be giving a café a fresh feel, with new flooring and furniture, as well as bringing in changes to increase the selection of food and drinks which we're able to offer in-store.”

Improvement works will also be carried out in the store’s car park, including the addition of pedestrian walkways to improve safety.

A planning statement, submitted by Farrell and Clark Architects on behalf of the applicant, said: “The car park refurbishment will have the principal benefit of improving this area for Waitrose customers as well as bringing this in line with the brand image.

“This will help provide a safer, easier to use area and help maintain this store as a prosperous shopping facility for the area with better access for all customers.”

The supermarket said there would be ‘minimal disruption’ while the work is carried out, should the plans be approved.

The Waitrose spokesperson added: “We'll also be updating our car park with some clearer signs and painted walkways.

“While there will be minimal disruption, we'll communicate temporary changes to our opening hours nearer the time.”

A neighbour consultation on the plans will end on April 29, with no date set for a decision on the plans at this stage.