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Plans to transform Holywell town centre ‘eyesore’

A TOWN centre building which has been branded an ‘eyesore’ could be redeveloped.

Plans have been submitted to convert the former electrical store at 30-34 High Street, Holywell, into a mixed retail and residential building.

Developers Goldleaf Property Investments are seeking grant funding to help make the transformation possible.

Holywell Town Council supported the planning application, but asked for the site to be tidied up as soon as possible.

Cllr Peter Curtis said: “There have been a number of previous planning applications on this group of buildings. “Something needs to be done to tidy them up make them look presentable. At the moment it is dragging the town centre down. It’s an eyesore.”

Matt Ewer, property director with Goldleaf, said he hoped funding from the Townscape Heritage Initiative can be secured to help fund the project.

He said: “We bought the property last year. We have put in a planning application and hope to create a mixed use development of shops, flats and mews-style cottages. We want it to be very pretty and resemble the 20th century building style in the town.”