HOME Bargains has been announced as the new store that will accompany Iceland’s, The Food Warehouse in replacing Waitrose in Barry.

Further to the announcement by the John Lewis Partnership that the Barry Waitrose store, in Palmerston Road, would close on Sunday, June 9, the site has been acquired by Anlo Properties LLP.

The new owners have submitted a planning application to the Vale of Glamorgan Council for new store entrances and related elevational changes associated with the sub-division of the property into two new stores.

Iceland, in Holton Road, and Home Bargains, in Thompson Street, will continue trading in their existing Barry town centre locations.

A spokesman said: “The named-operators have been confirmed as Home Bargains and The Food Warehouse (Iceland).

“Both operators have confirmed that their existing stores in Barry at Thompson Street and Holton Road, will continue to trade, providing essentially complementary roles to the new stores.

“Importantly, this major new investment will provide up to 75 new jobs at an accessible existing retail location within the town, whilst also providing new and improved shopping facilities for a wide range of shoppers.

“The proposal also makes provision for increased disabled parking and the replacement of some trees within the store car park at a ratio of 2:1.”

He added: “The recent planning application submission, which follows positive pre-application discussions with planning officers, will now be subject to public consultation and will, hopefully, be favourably determined next month.

“This will pave the way for the development to be undertaken and the two new stores opening to the public in early 2020.”

Retail giant Waitrose announced, in March this year, that it would close after almost 15 years of serving the Barry community.