Having just read the outcome of the planning meeting, which is great news, I would like to add the following.
I have lived in Todmorden for nearly 47 years, attended both buildings as a child for doctor, dentist and Saturday matinee (that was great fun at the age between seven and nine) before our wonderful councils/planners etc shut them down, rebuilt the doctors (which was the right thing to do at the time) but not the picture house. We were disappointed then.
Now we have rebuilt another building for the doctors, and still after all these years that I have lived in Todmorden, recreation is still on the bottom of the pile, shame on you all.
The two buildings in question need knocking down with the space utilised effectively.
If a third supermarket is required then this is the way forward.
This town needs jobs, needs to be more self sufficient than surrounding towns as we are the town that no one has ever wanted, i.e. Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Calderdale (West Yorkshire).
The surrounding shops and businesses of these so called iconic buildings need other businesses around them to survive, this is the 21st century.
Thank goodness for Netto wanting to be part of our community the sooner it opens the better for everyone.