Plans go in for Sainsbury's Site

The Conygar Investment Company has submitted a planning application to Carmarthenshire Council for its 9.96-acre development site in Cross Hands, South West Wales.

26th April 2016

The Conygar Investment Company has submitted a planning application to Carmarthenshire Council for its 9.96-acre development site in Cross Hands, South West Wales.

Even as Sainsbury's pulled out of a major retail development in Carmarthenshire, another developer Conygar has opted to take up the site and develop a major retail space.

The site was acquired by Conygar Investment from Sainsbury's in October 2015 with consent for a 90,000 sq. ft. store. The supermarket giant had planned a £60m scheme at the site but pulled out last September.

The application is for a 106,000 sq. ft. retail development with a 562 space car park. The proposed development will create over 100 jobs during the construction phase which Conygar wish "to be sourced locally." If consent is received this summer construction should start later in the year.

Robert Ware, CEO said: "The proposed development will offer attractive new retail outlets, which will not only support and enhance Cross Hands town centre, but offer significant regeneration benefits in the locality."