B&Q has been given approval for signs at its new Colchester store ahead of its opening next month. 

The DIY giant will be moving to its new home at the £60 million Stane Retail Park in Stanway in October.

Ahead of opening B&Q applied to Colchester Council for permission for a number of signs. 

This included four illuminated signs, one entrance sign, garden centre sign and wall posts. 

The council has given the green light to the signs this week. 

The firm's existing store, in Lightship Way, will close to shoppers once the new store opens next month.

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B&Q has confirmed all staff from the Lightship way store will either transferred to the new Stanway site, or have been offered roles elsewhere.

A spokesman said: "B&Qs brand new and bigger Colchester store will open later this year at Stane Park.

"The new store will offer the convenience our customers expect from B&Q in a new format, helping to make improving their homes even easier.

"Customers will be able to enjoy a bigger, better garden centre, a new inspirational showroom area, and an improved offering for our trade customers.

"There’ll also be a home delivery hub along with our Click and Collect service.

"All colleagues at B&Q Lightship Way have been offered a role either at the new store or another store in the area.”

Sainsbury's has long held plans to take over the B&Q unit in Lightship Way once the DIY firm moves out.