CONCERNS have been raised over a M-local store being built in Rhyl.
Wm Morrisons is to open the store at the former Esplanade Petrol Service Station, Coast Road, amid fears over the impact it will have on traffic and residents at the nearby Weston Court sheltered accommodation for the elderly.
Angela Sykes, of Denmore Store, said: “The store is going to cause chaos and a lot of noise, we are concerned for the pensioners and traffic will be coming from all directions, from the other stores and people going to the beach, it gets very busy during the summer.
“There will be refuse collection in the morning which will cause a lot of noise for the pensioners.
Cllr Barry Mellor said: “I was against this store opening and was very surprised to see that it had got planning permission as another company a couple of years ago had planning turned down. This new store is almost built.
Denbighshire Council initially rejected planning permission saying there was not adequate room for service vehicles to manoeuver and it would cause traffic problems.
A planning appeal in 2011 approved the application after it was determined that during the busiest times of day, queuing to turn onto the site would not exceed one car.
Laura Stubbs from Morrisons said: “We are pleased to be able to create 20 permanent jobs for local people. The store will have ten car parking spaces which we have found to be just right in stores of a similar size without causing traffic disruption. We want to be part of the local community so will work with residents to address any concerns they may have.”