North East Wales

Broughton shopping park £13m cinema and restaurant plan unveiled

Artist's impression of the cinema
Image caption Park owners want to build an 11-screen, 1,731-seat multiplex cinema

Plans have been drawn up to expand an out-of-town shopping park in Flintshire with a multi-screen cinema and five restaurants.

Bosses at Broughton Shopping Park say about 230 jobs will be created if the £13m plans win approval.

A planning application has just been submitted to Flintshire council. A decision is expected later this summer.

Other plans include improving public transport links and cycle paths to the park close to the border with Chester.

Park owners want to build an 11-screen, 1,731-seat multiplex cinema - the first one in Flintshire which has a cinema at Mold's Clwyd Theatr Cymru.

The planning application includes a bus interchange with a pedestrian walkway linking the existing retail park with the leisure facilities.

Image caption The plans include a new bus interchange

It will be built on an "underutilised area" of car park space next to HomeSense on the southern section of the park.

Park manager Colin Gilligan said: "As well as creating vital new jobs and local investment and improving public transport and public areas, the new restaurants will enable us to attract and accommodate exciting new leisure operators which are not currently represented in the area."

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