A DISCOUNT chain is looking to open a shop on a retail park in Droitwich left vacant by Homebase - creating around 50 jobs.

The bargain retailer Home Bargains is looking to take over the space left vacant by Homebase in Droitwich's Roman Way Retail Park which closed at the end of last year.

Home Bargains has taken over a number of buildings left empty by the closure of more than 40 of the DIY store and garden centres across the country.

It would be the first Home Bargains to open in Droitwich.

To open in the retail park in Kidderminster Road alongside Aldi, DFS, Pets at Home, Jaguar as well as B and M Bargains, the budget retailer Home Bargains would first need permission from the council to lift a restriction allowing food and drink to be sold from the site.

The refurbishment to the former Homebase store would include the removal of the old mezzanine, new cladding, a new shop front, a redesigned garden centre and new landscaping.

Consultation on the plan ends on June 28.

The plans can be viewed and comments can be made via the planning section of Wychavon District Council’s website.

The application number is 19/01282/FUL.