A planning application for Anchorwood Bank has revealed a retailer interested in a spot on Barnstaple’s newest development.

A planning application for a new Barnstaple development has revealed the name of a further retailer interested in a spot at Anchorwood Bank.

Lasting Properties Ltd has applied for a variation of conditions for one of the retail units at the site, to allow the sale of convenience goods.

A covering letter submitted with the application revealed Iceland Food Warehouse would like to acquire one of the units for a 1,128 square metre food store.

The letter, submitted with the application from agents Alder King, said the new Food Warehouse format differed from the traditional high street stores.

It said: “Food Warehouse stores are located in out-of-town retail parks and are generally twice the size of traditional town centre stores.

“While the product range varies, it is principally made up of convenience goods, including an extended range of frozen, chilled and grocery products along with a selection of luxury goods.

“It also holds a limited range of comparison goods and budget buys.”

The letter stated the applicants had considered three alternative Barnstaple sites, all proposed for development – Queen Street, the Cattle Market and Boutport/Silver Street – but none were suitable.

Is Iceland Food warehouse coming to Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple?Is Iceland Food warehouse coming to Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple?

It added: “The site has been established over a long period as a preferred location to accommodate town centre uses given its strong linkages to the town centre, which will be improved further with the provision of the new pedestrian bridge over the River Taw.

“The site is a genuine edge-of-centre location and will enable customer to also visit the town centre as part of a linked trip.”

The application is being discussed by Barnstaple Town Council at its planning committee meeting on Thursday evening.

So far names confirmed for the development by Asda are: Next, DFS, Frankie and Benny’s and Chiquitos.

Is Iceland Food warehouse coming to Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple?Is Iceland Food warehouse coming to Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple?

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