A BUDGET supermarket has plans to open for longer.

Lidl in Eastleigh plans to extend its opening hours due to the coronavirus crisis.

This is to provide "greater flexibility and allow social distancing" at its store in Coles Close.

Lidl proposes to increase open every day from 7am to 11pm.

Under its current licence the store can open between 8am to 11pm from Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 10.30pm on Sunday.

The application was made to Southampton and Eastleigh Licensing Partnership and is open for consultation.