ASDA is the second supermarket to reveal plans to build a store in Elland.

The supermarket giant has submitted a planning application to Calderdale Council for permission to set up the town.

It follows on from a recent application to build in the town from competing supermarket Morrisons.

Three years ago, the council planning department told Asda they couldn’t build in Elland, but the supermarket has since revised its plans.

Asda property communications manager Philip Bartram said the proposed site is between the bottom of Dewsbury Road and Huddersfield Road. And he claims the scheme would create 200 jobs if it got the go-ahead to open in 2012.

He said: “We feel the site links well with the town centre and will retain shopping in Elland and the Government is looking to the private sector to create jobs.”

Independent Elland councillor Diane Park told the Examiner the town had been waiting a long time for a supermarket.

She said both supermarket chains had a lot to offer.

She added: “Both will bring jobs to Elland and provide good quality, choice and reasonably-priced food.

“I wouldn’t support one supermarket directly, but I would say that Morrisons would create about 140 more jobs than Asda proposes.

“ It would also have a petrol station which is an added bonus.”

Morrisons plans to build its store at the current Nu-Swift site on Wistons Lane.