A PLANNING application has been lodged for a Greggs bakery to open at Parc Prestatyn Shopping Park.

The plans, if successful, would see Greggs be based at unit 16 at the retail park, previously occupied by TechEdge mobile phone repair centre.

Applicant EPIC (No. 2) Ltd. (c/o Ediston Real Estate) has requested a change of use of the unit from a shop to a shop and/or food and drink premises.

Denbighshire County Council’s planning committee will now consider the application, which was submitted on July 18.


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The application states that Greggs would employ three full-time and nine-part time members of staff, and that the bakery would be open from 6am-7pm Monday to Saturday, and 8pm-6am on Sundays.

Extracts from a covering letter read: “The proposals effectively seek to substitute one main town centre use (shop) for a potential mix of main town centre uses (shop/food and drink).

“The proposals will enhance the ‘offer’ of the shopping park for existing visitors and passer-by trade, complementing and adding to the vitality and viability of the town centre.

“For the avoidance of doubt, no changes are proposed to the external appearance of the unit, and no increase in floorspace is proposed.

“Any such changes would form part of a separate planning application, submitted in due course.”

TechEdge relocated in Prestatyn from the retail park to Nant Hall Road several weeks ago.

Other businesses represented at Parc Prestatyn includes Marks and Spencer, Boots, Costa Coffee and Clarks.

Greggs, founded in 1939, now has more than 2,000 outlets.