New pet store could be on the way to Rushden

Plans for a totem pole advertising Pets At Home as well as Wickes in Rushden have been approved
Plans for a totem pole advertising Pets At Home as well as Wickes in Rushden have been approved
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A new pet store could be on the way to Rushden after a national chain confirmed it has been looking to open a branch in the town ‘for some time’.

After plans were submitted to advertise Pets At Home outside the Wickes store at the Crown Way retail park in Rushden, the national chain has confirmed that it has been looking to open a store in Rushden and hopes to come to the town in the near future.

No further details about the possibility of a new store have been disclosed, but a spokesman for Pets At Home said: “We already have stores in Wellingborough, Kettering and Northampton offering our unique product range and customer service and have been looking to open a store in Rushden for some time.

“We hope to bring the Pets at Home experience to the town in the near future.”

The spokesman spoke to the Northants Telegraph after plans were submitted and recently approved by East Northamptonshire Council for advertising on a totem sign bearing the Pets At Home logo to replace the current sign at the Crown Way retail park.

Documents submitted as part of the plans state: “The application proposes a replacement totem pole advertisement at Crown Way retail park.

“The sign is for the existing Wickes building suppliers at the site and a new “Pets At Home” store.”

The site already has a Wickes store on it and is close to the Waitrose supermarket.

Pets At Home sells a range of pet food, pet-related products and pet accessories, and has 400 stores across the UK.