A major discount retailer has revealed its opening plans after being given the green light to move into the former BHS and Primark site in the city centre.

Poundland has been given permission to move into the vacant unit at 23-29 St Stephens Street. 

Norwich Evening News: The site was formerly occupied by BHS and PrimarkThe site was formerly occupied by BHS and Primark (Image: Newsquest)

And though no specific opening date has yet been revealed, the firm has said it hopes to be up and running by "around Easter".

The retailer is hoping to take over the entire premises - making it one of the largest Poundlands in the country.

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British Home Stores (BHS) left the St Stephens site in August 2016 as the department store disappeared from the nation's high streets.

Primark then temporarily moved in from April 2018 until December 2019 while its Haymarket shop underwent a huge renovation.

Norwich Evening News: The plans for the new Poundland in St Stephens StreetThe plans for the new Poundland in St Stephens Street (Image: Norwich City Council)

A specific date for the Poundland opening will be revealed at a later date.

The firm is yet to comment on the future of its branch located across the road at 48-54 St Stephens Street.

It also has shops in Castle Quarter and Anglia Square.