Assembly Member Ken Skates has welcomed the news that popular supermarket chain Aldi could soon open a store in Llangollen.
Since Sainsbury’s dropped plans for a new branch in the town in May 2015, speculation has been rife about what the purpose-built development at Cilmedw would be used for.
Mr Skates said he was always confident the building off the A5 would not become ‘a white elephant’ as some people had suggested.
The AM, who is based in town, said: “I welcome the plans to bring Aldi and Home Bargains to Llangollen – and the jobs that they would create for local people.
“Since Sainsbury’s decided to sub-let their building I have maintained a constant dialogue with the company, and I’m pleased that things are progressing after a lot of hard work.
“I hope Llangollen will now get something which many people here have wanted for a long time – a brand new supermarket.”
Mr Skates added: “With the takeover of Dobson & Crowther last year, and other local businesses moving into the brand new premises built by Sainsbury’s for the company, these plans would help another key gateway to Llangollen take shape following the building of the new health centre by the Welsh Government at the other end of town.”