Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has granted planning approval for Hammersonís £30m extension at the Cyfarthfa Retail Park. The 150,000-sq ft project will bring Marks & Spencerís first store to Merthyr, along with five other new stores.
Following the successful planning decision, the new Marks & Spencer could be open in summer 2014. The retail park, which Hammerson developed in 2005, is already home to Debenhams, Next, New Look, Arcadia and Costa Coffee.
There planning application also included improvements to the existing car park and local road network.