Ice­land look at new out-of-town shop

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS -

ICE­LAND is look­ing at set­ting up shop at Llanelli’s Parc Pem­ber­ton.

The store al­ready has a site in the town’s Park Street and could be a year away from hav­ing a new store out of town.

It comes in the wake of plans by Wilko to move out of Llanelli in a dev­as­tat­ing blow to the town cen­tre.

The ma­jor busi­ness will move out of the St Elli Cen­tre at the end of Septem­ber mean­ing shop­pers will have to head over to their Parc Trostre out­let in­stead.

An Ice­land spokesman said: “We are rapidly ex­pand­ing our The Food Warehouse chain of larger stores and I can con­firm that Parc Pem­ber­ton in Llanelli is on the list of sites we have un­der ac­tive con­sid­er­a­tion, though this cur­rently re­mains sub­ject to con­tract and the nec­es­sary plan­ning and li­cens­ing ap­provals, and any open­ing would be more than a year away.”

Lee Wa­ters, Llanelli AM, has pre­vi­ously urged for a strat­egy to be put in place to safe­guard the fu­ture of the town. Mr Wa­ters said: “We need to re­think what we want the town cen­tre to be, and I’ve been push­ing the county and town coun­cil for the last three years to come up with a strat­egy for the fu­ture, some­thing I’m re­ally keen to work with them on.”

The Ice­land store in Park Street, Llanelli.

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