A TOWN centre police station site looks set be transformed into a supermarket and coffee shop.

Wrexham Council’s planning committee will meet on Monday to discuss plans for the creation of a retail store and drive-through coffee shop on the site of the town’s old police station, in Bodhyfryd.

The scheme - one of the applicants for which was Lidl - also includes car parking, landscaping, and the demolition of existing buildings.

It was deferred at a previous planning meeting after consultants for Asda submitted an objection raising a number of highways matters.

These include potential on-site conflicts of deliveries impact on pedestrian and highway safety, the need for accident data assessment and a limited time frame for neighbouring occupiers to assess information, among others.

A report to the committee recommends permission be granted, stating: “The applicant has provided a full and robust

justification of their original and amended Traffic Assessments.”

The original report seen by the committee in September confirmed a number of objections were received in relation to the plans, including from Acton Community Council.

However while the community council did not object to the demolition of the police station and construction of a Lidl, its members did object to the drive-through coffee shop for reasons including a potential increase in pollution, particularly near two primary schools.

A total of eight representations were received from neighbouring occupiers, who raised concerns such as the potential for dust and poise nuisance causing disturbance to the nearby law court and an increase in use of a nearby roundabout posing “a huge threat” to schoolchildren.

The original report concludes: “The reuse of this previously developed site represents a sustainable use of land which would accord with national and local planning policy.

“The retail use has been adequately demonstrated and the additional café drive thru could satisfactorily be achieved. “Cumulatively, the proposal would represent a positive reuse of land in the town centre which would result significant economic benefits.”