An empty unit in Hereford is set to be filled after a planning application was approved by Herefordshire Council.

The former Oak Furniture Land unit just off Holmer Road in Hereford is set to be taken on by The Food Warehouse by Iceland, following approval by Herefordshire Council. Up to 25 jobs are expected to be created once the store opens, providing a much needed boost to the jobs market in Herefordshire.

The near Food Warehouse store is currently in Gloucester. The Gloucester stores opening hours are currently 8am-9pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-5pm every Sunday. There are no plans in place to close Iceland’s current store at Eign Gate, with the company hopeful that both can be successful. Iceland currently run a home delivery service from the Eign Gate branch.

The unit at Holmer Road requires some alterations before the store can open, but approval means that the company can now press ahead with the changes.

Iceland had originally hoped to have a frozen section in The Range, but it is believed that plans for this have now been shelved.

Iceland currently has over 50 Food Warehouse stores in the UK, with another 30 planned to open over the next year. Overall, Iceland has over 800 stores trading in the UK.

The company says that The Food Warehouse is here to ‘make life that little bit easier’ and with exclusive products, big choice in food and homeware, big packs and big deals, it’s the bigger store giving you a great deal more!

The Food Warehouse is open to the public and trade alike offering the wholesale experience, without any membership required.

You can find out more by visiting the Herefordshire Council Planning Website and searching for planning reference number – P203846/F