Tesco plans for 350-job ‘green’ Holmfirth store
Nov 29 2008 by Andrew Hirst, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
RUMOURS have been rife for months that Tesco had bought a former garage site in Holmfirth and wanted to build a supermarket on it.
Now the Examiner has discovered the plans are set to go ahead, and could lead to 350 full and part-time jobs.
The supermarket giant has now revealed the full extent of its proposals for the former Midlothian Garage site off New Mill Road in Holmfirth, describing it as an eco-store.
And the designers promise it will be the greenest supermarket in Yorkshire, possibly the entire UK.
Its entire roof will be covered in moss – just one of several proposals to try to make the supermarket fit into the Last Of The Summer Wine countryside.
Tesco corporate affairs manager Jennifer Duncan said: “We recognise that many residents in Holmfirth are getting into their cars and driving out of the town to do their shopping.