A new supermarket in Shipley would be a ‘nail in the coffin’ of the town centre, according to an objection to the plan.

Outline planning approval for a superstore at Airedale Mills, Salts Road, has been requested by Commercial Developments Projects Ltd.

The objection, listed on Bradford Council’s planning website, says: “To agree to a supermarket at this out-of-town location will do nothing but harm to Shipley town centre, from where it is bound to take much trade.”

The comment was made in a letter to the Council signed from Mr R S Watson, of Baildon.

The letter also raises concerns about congestion and adds: “Until something like a Shipley Eastern Bypass is in place, such developments can do nothing but harm to the local environment.

No other objections have yet been received.

People have until this Thursday to comment.