Tesco applied in January 2006 for a superstore in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale. The application was for a 36,000 sq ft store, though permission already existed for a smaller store on the same site. Concern was expressed over impacts on traffic and on local traders. In particular, there have been concerns about Tesco's dominance in the region. The store would be its fourth store in Calderdale, with two already in Halifax and one in Brighouse, and an additional pending application in Queensbury, just outside Calderdale.