A developer submitted an application to build a 4,700 sq m superstore off Steam Mills Road. Asda confirmed it plans to take the new supermarket in Steam Mills Road.
In October Rothdean and Sainsbury’s hosted a public exhibition on a proposal for a new store, petrol station and housing and submitted an outline planning application to the Forest of Dean District Council.
A campaign group " No Asda in Cinderford" was set up.
The Mid-Counties Co-operative tried to block Asda's plans. The Co-operative applied for the decision to be quashed via a judicial review.
Tesco has a long history with the town, dating back to 1997 when it won planning permission to build a 35,000sqft store off Valley Road. The scheme was called in by then Environment Secretary John Prescott and was thrown out after a public inquiry. Tesco then set its sights on the Dockham Road rugby ground and got planning permission in 2006. That bid stalled at the High Court in May 2007 when neighbours Co-op won a judicial review because it owned land needed for an access road. An agreement with the rugby club then fell through when the club entered into a 10-year sponsorship deal with Tesco rival Co-op, scuppering their plans for development.