A RETAILER is "looking forward" to making its case for a new Wrexham store.

It was confirmed this week that plans to build a new Aldi store next to a housing development in Llay were backed for approval.

The discount food retailer announced its intention to create a supermarket on around three acres of land at the corner of Gresford Road and the Straight Mile in Llay, Wrexham last summer.

Planning committee members, who will meet to discuss the scheme on Monday, have been recommended to grant approval.

Bryn Richards, regional property director for Aldi, said: “We are looking forward to making our case to Wrexham’s Planning Committee next week.

"Although we had hoped to have built and opened the store by now, we are hopeful that this is something we can announce in 2021.

“After working closely with Wrexham’s highways department, we are happy that all highways issues have been resolved, which should see an improved Crown Crossroads for the community and our customers.

“I know that 114 public comments have been submitted to Wrexham Council, and we would like to thank the residents of Llay for continuing to support us in our application.”

Aldi submitted the planning application in July 2019 but by March this year the company was no closer to a decision on the application, leading to an appeal on the grounds of non-determination.

After a 'productive' meeting with council officers in September, Aldi was advised to resubmit the application with some minor amendments.