A planning document appears to show that Marks & Spencer is being lined up for a proposed Alnwick retail park on land south of Greensfield Industrial Estate.
An External Services Layout plan, submitted online as part of the application, shows a drawing of the site, with the accompanied note: ‘Ductwork route required for installation of intercom at M&S service yard gate’.
No retailers have been formally announced for the proposed development.
Colin Barnes, from Northumberland Estates, said: “Marks & Spencer has been linked to the scheme, but at this time we have to respect confidentiality agreements.
“All I can say is that it will simply be a food store, which will compete for market share with the other supermarkets and provide additional choice and quality for the town. We also have a local operator who is keen to retain his town-centre business and expand into the new units, which we are eager to support.”