House of Fraser is set to be part of the multi-million pound Rushden Lakes development.
The department store, which has branches across the country, is anticipated to be one of the anchor stores at the major shopping and leisure complex on the former Skew Bridge site at Rushden.
It will join M&S and H&M as the third big name for the scheme.
House of Fraser is named in documents submitted to East Northamptonshire Council by LXB, the developer behind Rushden Lakes, applying for minor alterations to the original plans.
The changes relate to floorspace for the unit the retailer wants to occupy.
The planning document states: “A key driver for the proposed amendments is to meet the requirements of House of Fraser who will occupy anchor unit C1.”
It comes 12 months after the Secretary of State granted permission for Rushden Lakes to go ahead and follows House of Fraser closing its Northampton branch in March 2014.
Once complete, Rushden Lakes is expected to attract more than three million visitors annually.