New plans have been approved this month for a Primark which could come to a North East retail park.

Amendments to plans which could see the store move into Unit 11 in Teesside Park were approved on Thursday (October 19).

The plans concern a two-storey extension to the rear with the installation of a mezzanine floor, new shop front, and associated plant and machinery.

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It also includes proposals for car parking to the rear and front to include public realm, landscaping and associated infrastructure works.

Primark was granted previous planning permission to extend the former Mothercare unit, ready for a 2024 opening.

Plans for a pedestrianised area with a "high quality, usable urban realm" have been "tweaked" to accommodate Primark.

Retailers such as Lush and Flannels have both made planning applications concerning potential new locations at Teesside Park in Thornaby over the past year.

They are joined by popular food giant Wagamama, which submitted a planning application in August and has recently erected signage for a new location.

Businesses such as Tim Horton's and Victoria's Secret have already made their way to the shopping centre.

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Frasers Group, who is involved with Teesside Park, near Stockton and Middlesbrough, revealed in August that two new leases have been signed at the shopping centre - which will see big moves for four individual retailers. 

Under the plans, Sports Direct will double in size to 40,000sq ft and feature both a GAME and Evans Cycles - as well as Flannels.

B&M garden centre and store has also entered planning permission for a garden centre which is still awaiting approval.