Further plans have been made for a Primark which is coming to a North East retail park.

A proposal to erect a canopy above an existing side door is the latest application to be submitted to Stockton Borough Council (SBC) for Unit 11 at Teesside Park in Thornaby on Christmas Day (December 25).

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

Previously, plans for a two-storey extension to the rear with the installation of a mezzanine floor, new shop front, and associated plant and machinery had been approved.

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

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

This comes after retailers such as Lush opened their doors late last year and Flannels made applications to move into the shopping centre.

Meanwhile, retailer MenKind closed its doors following a closing sale on December 29 following months of uncertainty regarding its future at the site.

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Food giant Wagamama opened its doors at the retail park on December 4 creating 70 new jobs for the area.

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.