THE OLD M&S site in Llandudno could be converted into a three-floor retail, food and leisure hub, after a planning application was submitted.

The 61 Mostyn Street site was vacated by M&S last year, after the high street retailer relocated its main store to Parc Llandudno.

The building was briefly occupied by UK Leisure Living as a pop-up shop earlier this year, but this was only a short-term lease.

Under new plans submitted by site owners Mostyn Estates, the building would become a three-storey area for retail, food and beverage, and indoor leisure areas.

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Currently, the site is only permitted for retail and food and drink use, but should plans be given the green light it could be used for assembly  and leisure.

It is thought the ground floor would become a food hall/market, with a leisure area on the first floor and offices and shared working areas on the second floor.

The move has been backed by Conwy County Borough Council, with economic development section head Elen Edwards saying the application “forms very high within the recent regeneration plan for Llandudno”.

Ms Edwards added: “As far as economic development and regeneration is concerned, this development in the centre of Llandudno has our support and forms very high within the recent regeneration plan for Llandudno.

“What they are proposing also is very much aligned to our economic growth strategy.”