Up to 10 jobs could be created if plans for a builder’s merchant in Whitchurch are approved.

A planning application has been submitted to Shropshire Council by Huws Gray, one of the biggest merchants in Wales and north west England for land on Waymills.

The land has previously been earmarked by supermarket firm Aldi, with planning permission granted, but is now available for Huws Gray after the former switched their sights to Wrexham Road.

A statement submitted in support of the application states the land formerly housed a builder’s merchants and could be a boost to the area.

It said: “The proposed development relates to a full planning application for the erection of a new building to be used as a builder’s merchant and associated yard structures, loading areas, car parking and landscaping proposals.

“The application is submitted by Huws Gray who are the largest independent builder’s merchants in Wales and north west England. Huws Gray provides a one-stop shop to cover all the bases from below-ground drainage products to bricks and blocks, doors, windows and roofing materials.

“The proposed development would create 10 full-time jobs. The application site forms the site of a former builder’s merchant, where the previous building has now been demolished.

“The site has stood vacant for the past couple of years as there has in the past been several applications relating to the erection of a supermarket and non-food-retail units on the site.”

Shropshire Council is expected to make a decision towards the end of February 2018 and people can participate in the consultation by heading to the planning portal at the council’s website.