In October 2015 Sainsbury's confirmed it will not be bringing a new store to Cross Hands. A spokeswoman for the supermarket said the changing retail market and shopping patterns meant the plan was "no longer" viable. This is despite the fact that planning permission had already been granted by Carmarthenshire Council for the store on the Cross Hands West site. Plans included a 90,792 sq ft food store with a six pump petrol station and 495 parking spaces. A spokeswoman for Sainsbury's said: "Following an internal review we have decided we are unable to proceed with plans to develop our proposed new store in Cross Hands.
Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire
A decision on two supermarket plans in Cross Hands has today been delayed for a second time. That scheme, and another plan due to be discussed today involving a new shopping centre on the site of Leekes car park, had both been recommended for approval. But a late legal intervention on the basis of case law established just days ago saw the council's planning committee forced to take both supermarket plans off the agenda a second time.