Campaigning to curb supermarket power

Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

In October 2015 Sainsbury's confirmed it will not be bringing a new store to Cross Hands. A spokeswoman for the supermarket said the changing retail market and shopping patterns meant the plan was "no longer" viable. This is despite the fact that planning permission had already been granted by Carmarthenshire Council for the store on the Cross Hands West site. Plans included a 90,792 sq ft food store with a six pump petrol station and 495 parking spaces. A spokeswoman for Sainsbury's said: "Following an internal review we have decided we are unable to proceed with plans to develop our proposed new store in Cross Hands.

United Kingdom
51° 47' 39.498" N, 4° 5' 15.936" W
Carmarthenshire GB

Campaign Updates
Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

18 August 2016
Planning permission approved
21 July 2016
Decision on supermarket plans delayed

A decision on two supermarket plans in Cross Hands has today been delayed for a second time. That scheme, and another plan due to be discussed today involving a new shopping centre on the site of Leekes car park, had both been recommended for approval. But a late legal intervention on the basis of case law established just days ago saw the council's planning committee forced to take both supermarket plans off the agenda a second time.