1 April 2012

Large Supermarket Creates Jobs in Carmarthenshire

Following the recent approval by planners for two new supermarkets to be built in Carmarthenshire it is expected that at least 400 new direct jobs will be created.  The first application, in Cross Hands, included the first supermarket which was incorporated on a new major development of land, including new housing, a medical care centre and a residential homes.  The other supermarket, which generated more discussions with regards to the historic market town and other businesses was approved for Llandeilo. These new supermarkets are however still subject to a retail impact assessment. The final approval process leads to the Welsh Government where it will be considered by the Shopping Directive due to the scale of the projects.

Llandeilo councillor Goronwy Jones stated that the news on the creation of new jobs in Llandeilo is very welcome in an area of overlooked pockets of unemployment. Furthermore, the councillor stated "There is a perception that Llandeilo is a fairly affluent area, likened to that of Cowbridge, but there are people in our community who don't have jobs and are crying out for them".  The development in Cross Hands was voted for unanimously.