A former textiles factory in Nottinghamshire could be demolished to make way for a new superstore.
The factory in Sutton-in-Ashfield is laying off 180 workers
The Samuel Eden sock plant in Sutton-in-Ashfield closed in 2004 with a loss of 180 jobs and the work was transferred overseas.
Ashfield District Council has received a planning application to demolish the factory on Station Road in preparation for redevelopment of the site.
Developers want to replace an Aldi store near the site with a new one.
The new premises would have a slightly larger floor space and an estimated turnover of £3.2m a year.
District councillors are still considering the proposals.