TAKEAWAY giants Domino’s Pizza are poised to move into Lydney after a planning application for a store in Newerne Street was given full permission.

The fast-food store will take up premises at Hylton Court, occupying the former Post Office.

Reports initially suggested that planning permission would be granted early this month, but the plans were passed earlier this week.

Planning permission was granted Monday, February 29, after Lydney Town Council and Gloucestershire Highways lodged no objections.

The store will be open from 11am-11pm Sunday-Thursday, and open until midnight on Friday and Saturdays.

Councillor Alan Preest, who sits on the town, district and county councils, welcomed the news.

“I think anything that’s part of a national chain coming to this town is good,” he said.

“That’s what we want – they’re a reputable chain and we’ve been trying to attract these businesses for years.

“We’ve got a lot of competition in the town now; we’ve got Greggs and we’ve got planning permission for Asda.

“It’ll create more jobs and bring people into the town. I welcome anything that comes into the town.”

Commencement of the store’s development can begin once details of on-site waste storage are submitted to Forest of Dean District Council’s planning department.

Domino’s have been approached by The Forester for a comment.