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New Asda store gets go-ahead

The Abraham Ormerod Centre will be demolished when work begins on the news Asda store

The Abraham Ormerod Centre will be demolished when work begins on the news Asda store

A new Asda store in Todmorden has been given the go-ahead despite concerns from nearby residents about noise and pollution levels.

Calderdale Council’s planning committee approved the proposal for the redevelopment of a former cinema and the former Abraham Ormerod hospital on Burnley Road.

Asda were granted the option of opening the store 24 hours a day, but the filling station will have restricted opening hours of 6am to 11pm.

Residents on Ridge Bank, who will overlook the petrol station, were concerned about disruption and added noise, with the click and collect service, waste bins and unloading areas set to be placed at the back of the store.

Ridge Bank resident Joanna Lovett said: “We broadly welcome the supermarket but feel we will be detrimentally affected by it.

“To give the town the store it wants and needs the fuel station should be removed from the proposal, which would allow the store to have a larger stock of more products not available elsewhere in the town.”

Phil Bartram, from Asda, said: “We have worked extensively with local groups to bring forward a development we can develop now. This is ready to go.

“Without the petrol station we cannot being this forward - it is an integral part of the development.”

 

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