Second community consultation for Asda

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A second public exhibition will be held by Supermarket chain Asda - whose proposals to build a 25,000 sq ft store on Wetherby’s Sandbeck Industrial Estate were revealed by the News earlier this year.

Asda submitted a planning application for the 25,000 sq ft store - reduced from 30,000 sq ft - on the outskirts of Wetherby to Leeds City Council after an initial public consultation in March this year.

The second exhibition- due to be held at Deighton Gates Primary School next Wednesday will give residents- especially those living in the north of the town, a chance to share their views.

The store will include a petrol station and around 260 car parking spaces at a site on the A168 Hudson Way near the Sandbeck Industrial Estate.

The Yorkshire-based supermarket say they will also provide a bus service every 30 minutes for people travelling to and from the Wetherby town centre.

Philip Bartram, Asda’s senior property communications manager told the News: “We’ve been very pleased with the response so far from Wetherby residents but we are keen to ensure that as many local people as possible have the opportunity to air their views.

“This is especially the case in the north of the town, where the new store would be, and this is why we have chosen to hold a second exhibition in that area.”

In the supermarket previous public exhibition in March, store bosses said that around 80 per cent of people who visited were in support of their plans.

Philip Bartram added: “I would urge people to come along on the day and learn more about the Asda proposal, ask questions of the team and feed back any comments they may have.

“A new Asda store in the town would greatly benefit consumers, encouraging local shoppers to stay local.” The public exhibition will be held on Wednesday September 19 between 1pm and 7pm at Deighton Gates Primary School.