A HARDWARE chain seeking a "permanent home" in Prestatyn may have found the perfect spot.

An application for the double fronted building at 1 Nant Hall Road has been submitted to Denbighshire County Council's planning committee by David Clarke, of North Wales

Rightway & W Bevan & Sons.

The former Cambrian Credit Union offices has displayed a 'sold' sign for a considerable amount of time, and it would now seem that things are finally moving forward.

A spokesperson for the firm said: "We first moved in to Prestatyn 11 years ago, and have always found it a great town to trade from, with fantastic local vibrancy.

"Unfortunately, over the years we've been through various sites, trying to find a permanent home that will fulfill our requirements."

Plans for the 337 square metre space will see a change of use to a retail DIY store, including the construction of a new roof and wall to expand the retail unit's floor space, as well as an outside retail area. The applicant is also applying to add a self contained, two bedroom flat on first floor.

The hardware, gardening and DIY retailer, which will be moving from tis current location on the High Street, has previously been in talks to take on the old Prestatyn library - also on Nant Hall Road - currently home for the Artisans Collective CIC community organisation.

The spokesperson added: "We had been looking at the library, but the council shifted the goalposts and when this site came up on the market,. we thought it would be the perfect site to relocate to.

"Although it's in a poor state of repair, we will be able to create a store large enough to meet our needs while hopefully retaining the attractive facade, and creating a few more jobs for the town too."

The chain are also currently in the process of relocating from Bridge Street is also seeking to build two apartments to bring redundant space back into the fold.

The spokesperson said: "We are hopeful to be open for March, as this will give us a far better presence on the High Street, as well as creating one or two new jobs.

"Obviously bringing the bank back into use is also good for the High Street."