POUNDLAND has announced plans to open a new store in Abergavenny, creating 15 new jobs.

The national retailer will move into the former Dorothy Perkins premises at Cibi Walk and two empty units on either side, creating ten full and five part-time jobs.

Richard Lancaster, Poundland’s Trading Director, said: “Poundland has grown significantly over the past 12 months and it’s fantastic to see this expansion continuing with a new store in Abergavenny.”

The company has asked Monmouthshire council for permission to create a new shop front and put up new signs. The application has yet to be considered.