Domino's is on course to open in Prestatyn after securing local authority approval.

Members of Denbighshire County Council's (DCC) planning committee unanimously accepted plans for the pizza chain's conversion of the old Yorkshire Building Society premises on the High Street.

Concerns were put forward by Prestatyn Town Council (PTC), whose members believe the takeaway would adversely affect the image of the town – by encouraging anti-social behaviour, creating an odour and increasing litter – and would be in conflict with the local development plan.

Speaking in favour of the scheme, however, Cllr Julian Thompson-Hill, who represents Prestatyn East ward on the county council, said: “Many of the issues have been addressed.

"This is a property which has been unoccupied for over 12 months."

Domino's is expected to create 20 jobs and despite the High Street already having seven other takeaways – albeit none of which primarily sell pizza – it is also believed its presence would increase footfall, to the benefit of existing businesses.

Cllr Thompson-Hill added: “It is also adjacent to the Scala cinema and could help encourage more use of that facility as well. "Under the circumstances this is an appropriate development."

All 17 councillors present voted in favour of development and all were also united in rejecting concerns from PTC on the likely visual impact of two externally-illuminated Domino's fascia signs and one externally-illuminated hanging sign, discussed in a separate proposal.

Cllr Thompson-Hill said: "On balance, the signage won't particularly negatively impact the area when you consider the existing signage on other properties on the block."

The takeaway will open from 11am until midnight, Sunday to Thursday; and 11am until 1am, Friday and Saturday.