New superstores for Aberystwyth town centre

The council says new Tesco and M&S stores at Mill Street will create 280 jobs. Credit: Artist's impression

Up to 300 jobs could be created in Aberystwyth after two retail giants announced they plan to open stores there.

Tesco and Marks and Spencer have signed a deal to be part of the Mill Street development, which could open by the end of 2016.

The scheme will also include seven residential units and 550 car parking spaces - more than doubling the existing parking provision.

Ceredigion County Council says the development would play a huge part in making Aberystwyth a more vibrant and prosperous place.