Discount retailer Home Bargains is to open its third store in Huddersfield – but is remaining tight-lipped over its plans.

The company has taken over the former Comet store on the Leeds Road Retail Park which has been vacant for three years.

Home Bargains, which already has stores in New Street and on the Gallagher Retail Park at Waterloo, is due to open in March.

The store group, run by Liverpool-based T. J. Morris Ltd, one of the biggest privately-owned companies in the UK, has more than 370 stores.

A spokesman for Home Bargains declined to comment and said details would be revealed later.

The new store, however, is confirmed online by retail park owner LaSalle Investment Management.

On a site plan Home Bargains is highlighted as the second biggest store on the retail park behind B&Q Warehouse.

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It is 29,000 sq ft, which is said to include a 2,000 sq ft mezzanine floor and a 650 sq ft extension.

T. J. Morris has also applied to Kirklees Council for planning permission for two illuminated signs.

The Comet store has been empty since December 2012 after the electrical chain collapsed. More than 2,500 workers around the country lost their jobs.

The Examiner previously reported on plans to attempt to lift restrictions on the type of goods that could be sold from the unit.

When the retail park was built there was a condition that the unit could only be used for DIY and electrical goods, furniture and carpets.

That was said to be the reason the store had remained empty for so long.

Travellers on the car park of the former Comet store off Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

The vacant store’s car park has also been targeted by travellers several times over the last three years.

The Leeds Road Retail Park also includes Argos, Harveys, ScS and Maplin.

Since August 2014 there has also been planning permission for a Burger King restaurant and drive-thru on the Leeds Road frontage.

The drive-thru is described as “under offer” on LaSalle’s site plan.