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Asda keen to find site for store
7:00am Monday 29th October 2012 in News
ASDA bosses say they still want to build a new store in Kidderminster after abandoning plans for a superstore in Churchfields.
The retail giant, which already has a supermarket in New Road, is continuing to look at where it could open a new store in the town and is considering Bromsgrove Street as a location, despite earlier concerns about the suitability of the site where the Glades leisure centre currently stands.
Asda appealed to the planning inspectorate earlier this year after it claimedWyre Forest District Council had taken too long to consider its Churchfields application but withdrew its appeal in April.
Since then bosses have been working with the local authority to try and find an alternative site in the town.
Oliver Jones, Asda’s property communications manager, said: “We still very much look to come to Kidderminster.We continue to look at how we may be able to do that.
“We’re trying to work out whether Bromsgrove Street will work or won’t work.
We’re really interested in whether people would want to have a supermarket at that site.
“At the moment we’re still looking at it.