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Sainsbury's Mold supermarket store would create 300 jobs, it is claimed

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Image caption Sainsbury's says access to nearby Mold cricket and rugby clubs will not be affected

Sainsbury's has started consulting on proposals for a new supermarket which it says would create 300 jobs.

Its plans in Mold, Flintshire, focus on the site currently occupied by a Farm Foods store which is relocating nearby.

The proposals show parking for 400 vehicles would be created beneath the supermarket with a new petrol station built next to a Homebase store.

Access to Mold's rugby and cricket clubs which are next to the planned site would not be affected.

The plans go on display at Mold Rugby Club on Friday between 15:00 and 20:00 GMT and in Mold Town Hall on Saturday between 09:00 and 12:00 GMT.

Development executive Jo Hawley said Sainsbury's wanted to find out what people thought before a planning application was submitted to Flintshire council.

Farm Foods is moving to a new development on land occupying the town's former ambulance station opposite a Tesco supermarket and petrol station which, along with the DIY store, are all accessed off a mini roundabout just outside Mold town centre.

Image caption The store proposals have not yet been submitted to planners

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