New housing will be built at the site of Prestatyn’s former Kwik Save depot following an appeal.
Denbighshire County Council had previously rejected the plans for the derelict Warren Drive site, claiming the land should be maintained for employment use.
But the decision has now been overturned by the Planning Inspectorate, who ruled there was little employment prospect and its loss would not have a great impact.
The inspector also rejected council claims that there was a flood risk surrounding the site, ruling that no evidence had been provided and residents would have ”more than adequate time” to evacuate if required.
The site of the six-acre depot has remained empty since its closure in 1998, leading to claims from local residents that it was being used for anti-social behaviour and was infested with rats and seagulls.
Source: Rhyl Journal