Around a hundred jobs could be created if plans to expand Parc Prestatyn are given the go ahead.
Developers have unveiled proposals for a second phase of the retail park, which could see another four key units – around 33,000 square feet – added to the site. The plans, earmarked to replace the current Iceland and Bevans stores, have been submitted to Denbighshire County Council.
Stadium Prestatyn say Phase II of Parc Prestatyn “will enchance the attraction of the town centre and Prestatyn Shopping Park to local people and visitors and will enhance the vitality and viability of the area, providing a clean, safe and secure environment for shoppers.”
The Labour MP for Vale of Clwyd, Chris Ruane, has welcomed the new plans, but added: “We do need to make sure that links with the high street are as strong as possible and that co-operation does take place between the developers and retailers on the high street. Any issues with access to and from the site also need to be resolved so that the whole town can benefit.”
Parc Prestatyn was opened in March 2013, attracting High Street names and thousands of shoppers to its opening as well as creating 675 jobs – though the development was overshadowed by concerns over Rhyl’s retail future as both Marks & Spencer and Next made the switch to the new facility.