Wetherby Asda store plans to go on show

The no dogs sign outside Jubilee Gardens. (120418M5a)
The no dogs sign outside Jubilee Gardens. (120418M5a)

Asda is to hold a third public consultation for their proposed Wetherby store.

The supermarket giant has already held two public exhibitions on its revised plans for the Hudson Way site.

It is now to meet the public and answer questions on Thursday October 18, between 2-7pm, at Crossley Street Primary School in Wetherby.

ASDA’s Senior Property Communications Manager, Philip Bartram, said: “We have been very pleased with the feedback to date from local residents but are still committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to learn more about the plans and feed back any comments.

“The fact that over 80 per cent of people have so far pledged support for the proposal is hugely encouraging but there is still a chance for people to have their say.

“We hope that people will come along on the day as the views of the local community are crucial in a proposal such as this.

“Having spoken to hundreds of local residents in person, and also reviewed all of the written comments, it is extremely clear that many people in Wetherby welcome the idea of choice, competition and convenience in the town.

“A new Asda store in Wetherby would greatly benefit both consumers and jobseekers alike, encouraging shoppers to stay local and creating new employment.”

The Asda proposal comprises a new 25,000 sq ft (sales area) store, with a petrol filling station and 265 car parking spaces, at a site on the A168 Hudson Way adjacent to the Sandbeck Industrial Estate.

And bosses claim it will creat over 200 new jobs for local people.

Asda held an initial public exhibition in March of this year at Wetherby Town Hall and a follow-up exhibition last month at Deighton Gates Primary School.

Anyone interested in further information on the Asda proposal can visit the dedicated website www.asdawetherby.com