A MEETING is being held to discuss plans for a controversial new supermarket.
Councillors meet at County Hall tomorrow to discuss plans to develop the old Kwiksave site in Mold where a new Sainsbury’s is due to be built.
Sainsbury’s plan on building a 43,000 sq ft supermarket on Chester Road in Mold.
The development could create up to 300 new jobs, although market traders fear another chain store in Mold could be the death knell for some independent retailers in the town centre.
However, Mold is already home to Tesco, Co-op, Lidl, Iceland, Aldi and Farmfoods and community leaders in Buckley, where there are just two modestly-sized supermarkets, fear they are once again being overlooked.
John Reynolds, of Mold Business Forum, has previously said more people shopping in Mold would create an opportunity for the town and more jobs in the area.
But community leaders in Buckley say their need for a larger supermarket as “desperate”.
Buckley Cllr Ron Hampson said: “It is frustrating. We desperately need a supermarket.”
He fears Buckley residents will now be leaving the town to shop elsewhere.
The proposed Sainsbury’s development also includes parking spaces for 400 cars and a filling station.