AN AMBULANCE station could be demolished to make way for a new food store.
A planning application has been submitted by Farmfoods to knock down Mold Ambulance Station.
The demolition plan for the site on Lead Mills was put forward by the frozen food chain Farmfoods, who already have a store on nearby Chester Road, but that land is owned by Sainsbury’s.
The ambulance station was put on the market at a price of £450,000 after it was decided ambulance services would run from a central depot in Dobshill.
The land on Chester Road has been owned by Sainsbury’s for the past two years, and the company has given assurances in the past they are keen to develop the land.
Farmfoods’ move to the new site at Mold Ambulance Station could pave the way for this.
Brian Lloyd, councillor for Mold West, welcomed the plan.
He said: “Farmfoods has been in the town for years and they have stuck it out here.
“We thought it was a good site that they have chosen when they showed it to the town council.
“I know there was a bit of a problem with the exits but mainly the plans for the building are good.
“I think the plan is for the current Farmfoods site to be knocked down.”
A spokesman for CPLC associates, the agent for Farmfoods, confirmed Farmfoods were planning a redevelopment of the land with the store moving to the new location.
Farmfoods said they were not willing to comment until the application has been dealt with.
Jo Hawley, development surveyor for Sainsbury’s said: “Sainsbury’s purchased the Mold site in 2011. We remain committed to developing a store in Mold.
“We have recently had further discussions with Flintshire Council with a view to beginning a public consultation programme in the coming months ahead of submitting a planning application for a new Sainsbury’s foodstore.”
A decision is expected by Wednesday, April 10.