TESCO will hold a community exhibition today (Thursday) ahead of its plans to submit an application for a store in Cefn Mawr.
The supermarket giant hopes to build the 25,000sq ft store on the site of NEWI Cefn Druids’ current Plas Kynaston ground, creating at least 140 jobs.
The football club would move to a purpose-built stadium.
The exhibition is at the George Edwards Hall from 11am-7pm.
Cllr Warren Coleman, who has been a member of the board of the former Land Authority for Wales, said: “Economic regeneration of a community such as ours at Cefn Mawr has taken time but these plans are not only far-reaching in terms of bringing Cefn back as a hub for shopping but it allows a greater confidence to go forward to bring businesses to the high street.
“Investment from a top-world retailer, who cares about the community, is supported by many of us who have seen other parts of Wales prosper over the years in this way. We look forward to seeing the detailed plans.”
Tesco spokesman Felix Gummer said: “We like to engage with the community in which we will serve and hear from everyone.
“We believe the plans are exciting as we want to continue the great efforts of the community and county council and bring life to the village. This will be one of the first of our environmental stores in Wales.
“We announced our intentions 14 days ago to the community and started consulting businesses and key stakeholders in the area.”
Nicholas Scott, chief executive of J Ross Developments, which has put together the plans with Tesco, said: “We wish to continue the regeneration of the area and ensure the benefits of the develop- ment revitalise the traditional retail centre of Cefn Mawr.”