Camping firm is on the move

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Chesterfield Council has given planning permission for Go Outdoors to turn a former Tesco site into a combined head office and store.

The building, on Meltham Lane in Whittington Moor, has been empty since 2010 when Tesco opened a larger store on the other side of the Chesterfield by-pass at the former Dema Glass site.

Members of the committee were told national retailer Go Outdoors would create 160 jobs at the new store, which will sell outdoors clothing and equipment.

The company’s 100 staff – currently based in Sheffield, – will also move to the site in an integrated building which will include offices, meeting rooms and a staff gym.

The site will have 327 parking spaces.

Coun Terry Gilby, Chesterfield Council executive member for planning, said: “Go Outdoors is an established national retailer and the fact it wants to move its headquarters to Chesterfield speaks volumes about the work we have been doing to attract inward investment.

“The company will work with us to create employment.”