A BARGAIN homeware chain held a public consultation in Evesham Town Hall this week to gather views on its plans to build a new shop outside the town centre.

B&M Homestores revealed initial plans that would see it build a new shop at the former MEB site on Worcester Road.

Proposals on display at the consultation on Tuesday showed a plan of the site as it would be and included artist impressions of both the front and the back of the building.

The plans have split opinion in Evesham with some people eager to see the site developed and others who are against more retail development outside the town centre.

Colin Tether, of the Evesham Civic Society, attended the consultation.

"It's better to use the land for something," he said. "I wasn't impressed with the architecture of the building, it was very shed like, bland and nothing to make it look like anything special. From the back, which is the view from Greenhill it was very factory like."

Mr Tether also raised concerns about the impact it could have on the surrounding road networks adding the junction of Worcester Road, Greenhill, and the High Street needed better pedestrian crossing facilities.