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Discounter Moves on Former Droitwich Homebase

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The site of a former Homebase store in Droitwich has attracted the interest of Home Bargains.

The store, which is located on the town's Roman Way Retail Park has been empty since closing last year after Homebase announced its intention to close 42 stores.

Home Bargains has submitted plans to Wychavon District Council requesting a change to site use to allow for the sale of food and drink.

Around 50 jobs would be created at the new store if the new store opens.

TJ Morris, the parent company of Home Bargains, said in the planning statement that it would invest £3m in the site conversion, which would include exterior and interior refurbishment of the unit, removal of the mezzanine level and a redesigned garden centre. The retailer emphasised the benefit to the local area, stating that the site is a ‘prominent out of town centre unit which would otherwise likely remain vacant and be economically inactive’.

The council's decision is pending.

Source : Insight DIY Team

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08 July 2019

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