SAINSBURY’S is seeking to transform the B&Q store at Castleford’s Junction 32 shopping complex in to a supermarket in a plan which could create more than 300 new jobs.
B&Q chiefs say they have agreed a deal with Sainsburys and are seeking smaller premises for a new DIY store close to their current site in Aspen Way, Glasshoughton, Castleford.
Sainsbury’s plan to consult with the commununity before submitting a planning application to Wakefield Council for a 70,000 sq ft supermarket. Bruno Moore, head of town planning for Sainsbury’s, said: “We intend to hold a public exhibition about our proposals in September, and will be in touch with neighbouring residents and businesses to discuss our plans over the summer months. The new food store will offer the full range of Sainsbury’s products.” B&Q has informed employees at its Glasshoughton store of its intention to close the store and to find an alternative site.
Grant Anderson of B&Q, said: “We have been in Glasshoughton for over eight years and we remain committed to serving the communities of Castleford and Pontefract.”