A NEW DIY superstore could create dozens of jobs in Northwich.
Vacant land off Leicester Street has been earmarked for a huge unit, with a retail giant lined up to move in.
Homebase originally submitted a planning application in 2004, but a spokeswoman said the company is not behind the latest bid.
Vale Royal planning chiefs told The Chronicle any company can use the initial plans as the basis of a fresh planning application, as long as the proposals do not involved a change of use from the original blueprint.
Northwich town councillors recommended the plans for approval at a meeting yesterday morning (Tuesday), and the proposals will now be looked at by Vale Royal Borough Council planning chiefs.
The town council’s chief executive, Steve Sharman, says the development could bring much-needed invested to Mid Cheshire.
“We recommended it for approval, no problems at all,” he said. “There were no objections whatsoever. It’s nice to see new business coming to town rather than places closing.”
The area outlined for development stretches south-north from the Venables Road/Leicester Street roundabout to the Witton tip, and west-east from the council depot to Aldi - the old Caffrey’s Transport site.