SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has re-submitted its application to build a store in Great Harwood.
It is hoping planners will give the development at the Metflex rubber mouldings site on Queen Street the thumbs-up.
The original plans were given the green light by Hyndburn Council but the decision was ‘called in’ by the Government planning authority and a public inquiry was held last year.
A Government inspector concluded that there was no need for a store in the area after the retail giant failed to show a need for stores in both Accrington and Great Harwood.
Inspector Philip Ware came to the decision after the £32M Tesco store on Eagle Street, Accrington, was approved, following a separate planning inquiry in December last year.
County Councillor Susan Shorrock said: "The majority of people in Great Harwood want Tesco to come to the town and I’m glad they have resubmitted.
"I was shocked when it was refused and I think it could complement the other businesses well and stop people travelling outside the area for their shopping. I personally think it would be very good for the town."
The resubmitted plan will be discussed by Hyndburn Council’s planning committee later this year.
Traders and the Co-op had objected but most residents were in favour of the proposals.
l Cut-price store, Aldi, is also hoping to submit plans in the next few weeks for a store near the proposed Tesco site at the junction of Heys Lane and Station Road.