Tesco and Dobbies have submitted plans for their first joint store.

The grocer and the garden centre specialist have jointly submitted plans for a new development at Kings Lynn, Norfolk for an 80,000 sq ft Extra Store sitting alongside a 50,000 sq ft Dobbies Garden World.

The £8m garden centre will include a restaurant and a Farm Food Hall offering locally sourced produce from the area.

Tesco corporate affairs manager Louise Gosling said: “By building a Tesco and Dobbies under one roof we will provide a unique shopping experience for our customers.”

Dobbies property director Stuart Wright said: “Following the success of adjacent Tesco and Dobbies stores in Gillingham, we have taken a decision to have the two stores under one roof.

“Families are increasingly visiting the garden centre while they do the weekly shopping and we believe that customers in Kings Lynn will relish the opportunity to visit our new destination as part of the weekly routine.”