Asda announce a switch of target

ASDA, who already have planning permission to develop a supermarket in Todmorden, have confirmed they are looking at doing so on a different site.

The supermarket giant has permission to develop the former Abraham Ormerod and Olympia cinema site at Burnley Road but announced yesterday it is interested in the Halifax Road site following Sainsbury’s ending its own interest.

Asda has now announced its position as the “named occupier” for the Halifax Road site, which is subject to an appeal against refusal of planning permission for a supermarket on the site later this month.