A DEVELOPER has dropped plans to revamp a town centre.
Dransfield Properties Limited had submitted a proposal to build an Asda store on the Market Hall site, but today dropped its plans for Poulton.
The decision comes after Booths’ plans for a multi-million pound re-development of the Teanlowe Centre was given the green light in October.
The two companies were locked into a battle to secure land on the site and revamp the town, but Andrew Malley, retail property director for Dransfield, confirmed the application had to be withdrawn.
He said: “We have gracefully withdrawn our application because the other scheme is going ahead and our plans can’t go any further.
“We would’ve liked to have seen our idea developed but Booths has bought the Teanlowe Centre and made a lot of progress.
“The application has been withdrawn and I’m sure this would have come as no surprise to the people of Wyre.”
Julie Baltazar, owner of Boo Shooz, on Market Square, said it was a shame the plans had been dropped.
She added: “Another supermarket would’ve benefitted the town because there would have been more people coming into the town and increasing the numbers around the shops.”
Coun Peter Gibson, leader of Wyre Council and Breck ward councillor, said: “What’s really important now is that Dransfield makes clear its plans for the future of the Market Hall and how that will be taken forward for the benefit of Poulton residents and shoppers.”