Frozen food retailer submits plans for Prestatyn store


Matt Jones

A SUPERMARKET giant has submitted a planning application for Prestatyn High Street.

Iceland, based on Nant Hall Road, has submitted plans for fascias for the former Boots site on the High Street, but supermarket bosses have said no new location for the store has yet been confirmed.

An Iceland spokesman said: “Iceland is currently looking for alternative premises as we have been served notice on our existing premises, however, a new location has not been confirmed.

“We do wish to maintain our business in Prestatyn and to continue serving its residents.

“An application has been submitted for fascias as this is part of the statutory consent process we undertake on potential new locations.”

Developers behind Prestatyn Shopping Park have yet to reveal their plans for the Iceland site, which is set to form part of the second phase of the retail park, which opened in March last year.

Prestatyn councillor James Davies said: “It has been known for some time that the proposed redevelopment of the existing Iceland site risked leaving the company without a base in the town.

“This was concerning, particularly in view of the 25 or so people they employ.

“It is good to see Iceland’s intentions to take on the former Boots premises in the High Street - something I first suggested to their agents in March of last year.

“This will not only protect jobs and retail choice in the town but also help boost the vitality of the High Street.

“Existing High Street traders have been clear that they wished to see a retail business in the former Boots unit rather than a pub and clearly recent negotiations appear to have made that possible.”

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