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Retail Park owner looking at options for Next and New Look stores

West Berkshire Council are considering whether or not to let the owners of Newbury Retail Park combine the current New Look and Next shops to create a bigger unit.

This is because the owners of the Park say they have identified a new retailer who wants to sell food and non food items in the combined store space.

No information has been made available about who the new retailer is, but last year permission was granted for food to be sold from the existing Next store.

The application submitted on behalf of the owners of the Retail Park to the Council states: "Our clients leases with Next and New Look expire in January 2021 but they have now identified interest from a potential new retailer who wishes to trade food and non food goods."

We revealed earlier this week that New Look had now closed.

We have also contacted Next to seek an update on what the situation is with that store. There were rumours circulating in the summer that the store had permanently closed when all signage was removed from the site. It was later reinstalled.

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