DELAYS in the building of a Tesco superstore in Cleckheaton have sparked concerns over the future of two other planned superstores in Huddersfield and Holmfirth.
Tesco was granted permission to build a supermarket in the centre of Cleckheaton in April 2010.
But the original Tesco supermarket is yet to be demolished to make way for a 22,000 sq ft superstore.
Now concerns have arisen that Tesco may postpone its building of large stores off Southgate, Huddersfield, and off New Mill Road, Holmfirth, even if planning permission is granted by Kirklees Council.
Cleckheaton ward councillor Kath Pinnock says she has been chasing Tesco for a definite date for when the Cleckheaton store will be built.
Clr Pinnock said: “Tesco got full planning permission in Cleckheaton and absolutely nothing has happened.
“I’ve rung Tesco and they told me they haven’t made a decision as to when they will build the store.
“The implications are quite serious...if they go away and do nothing.
“It’s terrible. I have contacts in Tesco and every couple of months I ring them to see what they’re doing and nothing happens.”
Tesco Corporate Affairs Manager Deborah Hayeems said: “We are very keen to improve our customer offering in Cleckheaton and we remain committed to building a new replacement store”.