Swansea council negotiated for a deal, worth £11 m, to lease council land to Asda, replacing earlier plans for a bowling and leisure pavilion on the site. Asda then submitted a planning application. However, traders and shoppers say that the Asda store is not needed, and the Chamber of Trade campaigned against the plans. A petition of 5,200 names opposing the development was submitted to the... Read More
In June 2011 Tesco announced plans for a new 10,000 sq ft store on the site of the former Pines Country Club, and would include a 63-space car park. The Swansea Bay Branch of Federation of Small Business has called on the council to carry out an independent retail assessment to address the problems in the city centre instead of giving permission for more out of town shopping areas.