Supermarket giant Aldi is scouting for new store locations in Oxfordshire as part of a nationwide expansion drive.

Last month, Aldi launched a public appeal seeking locations across the UK in need of the supermarket, receiving more than 4,000 responses.

The areas suggested have been reviewed and used to develop its store search over the coming years.

The priority area for Oxfordshire, where it is currently looking, is Witney.

The retailer, boasting more than 1,020 outlets, is aiming for a target of more than 1,500 stores across the UK.

Jonathan Neale, managing director of National Real Estate at Aldi UK, said: "We want to make high quality food accessible to all, but we can’t do that while there are still some towns and areas that either don’t have an Aldi or have capacity for additional stores.

“We recognise there is huge demand in certain regions for more stores, which is why we decided to get the public’s input on our latest list of priority locations."

Aldi encourages anyone with potentially suitable sites to get in touch.

The ideal location should fit a 20,000 sq ft store with provisions for about 100 parking spaces, ideally near a main road with good visibility and easy access.

The supermarket is also seeking smaller locations, around 5,000 sq ft, for its Aldi Local stores within the M25.