South West Wales

260 jobs Cross Hands retail park plans approved at third try

An artist's impression of the Cross Hands West retail park Image copyright Carmarthenshire council
Image caption An artist's impression of the Cross Hands West retail park

Plans to build a new retail park in Carmarthenshire have been approved at the third time of asking.

Conygar wants to develop land at Cross Hands West with a variety of shops, a food store, pub, restaurant and 521-space car park.

But its application has been deferred twice this year by Carmarthenshire council's planning committee.

Conygar said the retail park will create 260 full-time jobs and more than 100 jobs during construction.

The application was first deferred after a last-minute intervention by the Co-op, and then again last month after Conygar challenged an application by Leekes to build a shop alongside its Cross Hands store.

The Cross Hands West site was previously earmarked for a Sainsbury's store, but the supermarket pulled out and sold the land to Conygar in 2015.

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