Conwy retail nursery to get site refit following sale to Deeside group

Tal Goed Nurseries, near Glan Conwy, will continue to trade as normal following sale.

The garden centre has been sold with plans for the new owners, who own Deeside-based 35-store group The Gift Company, to refit the site.

Manager John Griffiths said: "We would like to let our customers know that we are not closing as we know that there have been some rumours, it is true that the business has been sold and and will be changing hands around November time."

He said business will continue as normal and he and the rest of the staff members will remain.

Plans were submitted last year to develop 27 holiday lodges at the site to operate alongside the existing garden centre and cafe businesses.

Meanwhile, East Devon District Council planners have recommended Combe Estate plans for a 1,044sqm, 43 car park space new garden centre at Honiton, Somerset for approval on the Meadow View Nursery site in Gittisham.

Planners' report says: "There are a number of benefits to be considered, including the creation of five jobs, support of local businesses that would supply the garden centre and the fact that the applicant is ready to deliver the garden centre.

"While there are some concerns in relation to delivery of the Local Plan strategies for jobs, the economy and new retail development, the conflicts are relatively minor. In this case there is every indication that the proposal would bring a number of benefits to the local economy which may be long lasting.

"Given the ability of the applicant to deliver the scheme and the proximity of the site to residential areas and complementary businesses in Honiton, the benefits are considered to outweigh the harm."

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