Plans have been submitted to converted a local newsagents into a ‘hot food outlet’.
The application, which has been submitted in relation to Gwersyllt Newsagents on Hope Street, proposes that the shop it converted from retail to a ‘hot food outlet’ due a “lack of interest” from potential buyers.
Currently the newsagents is listed for sale, however details provided within the design and access statement explains that there has been “no interest to purchase the property and keep the use of the building as retail.”
As a result “the owners have realised that with the lack of interest to sell as retail, the best alternative was to offer a different use”.
It is also noted that a supermarket across the road from the site, which has “taken the vast majority of the clientele off the post office corner shop. Hence the reason for selling’.
“The design and access statement concludes: “The street scene is to remain unaltered with the exception of changing a sign. Therefore, we feel that the conversion from a shop would not detract from the appearance of the street scene.
“The works that is to be done will keep the building’s external appearance intact, whilst providing a new service within the building.
“Many businesses are closing and not being replaced, so the support of Wrexham Council in these difficult economic times will allow the new owner start up their business ambitions.
“We will this planning application should be looked favourably upon as we feel there are no justifiable reasons for refusal.”
The application will be considered for approval at a later date