One of Blackpool's leading shopping areas could require pedestrian guardrails after it was revealed that Poundland is looking to open a new store in the town.

The retailer is to replace Wallis and Warehouse units, as well as a TJ Hughes store, in Bank Hey Street as it looks to expand in the area.

Though the company has not provided any detailed plans about its intentions, reports Poundland is looking to open its second store in the area.

Eileen Ormand, Blackpool's town centre business improvement district manager, told the news provider that she is "glad" that it is a national retailer.

"People do travel to visit cheap national retailers - look at Primark," she said.

"Poundland is a growing name for discount branded items and there's a market for that. It's a growing company with a growing share of the marketplace."

The installation of pedestrian guardrails could also take place in Highbridge after a councillor warned that accidents could occur in the future on Pepperall Road.

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