SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury’s has refused to address growing concerns over whether it will be walking away from a new store planned for Cross Hands.

Fears have again surfaced that the company could still pull out of the proposed 55,000 square foot superstore.

Sainsbury's is seen as a key player at Carmarthenshire county council’s flagship multi-million-pound Cross Hands West development, which also includes a 250-home residential scheme, a petrol station and a new health centre along with the refurbishment of Cross Hands Workingmen’s Club.

The scheme is a joint venture between the local authority and developers George LB on the brownfield site situated next to the A48, between the former Kwiksave store and Heol-y-Parc Road and his expected to create up to 350 jobs.

Residents have also got in touch with the Guardian asking for answers after a period of silence from the supermarket chain.

"We want to know what is going on in our area," said a Cross Hands resident who did not wish to be named.

"I'm struggling to see what the hold up could be - surely they must know what the decision is by now.

"People want to know if there are going to be more jobs coming to the area. I know of a lot of people who would benefit from Sainsbury coming."

But a spokesperson from Sainsbury's remained tight-lipped about the future of the planned store.

He said: "We are continuing to review the future of our Cross Hands site and will update the local community, once we are in a position to do so."