Aldi, Iceland and Home Bargains at discount Rotherham retail park a step closer

The vision for the new discount retail park
The vision for the new discount retail park
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A new discount retail outlet for Rotherham has moved a step closer after a planning application was lodged with the council.

The new shopping centre will be adjacent to Parkgate in Rotherham, and is due to include ldi, Iceland and Home Bargains stores when it opens in July.

The first phase has already been given the green light, but the firm behind the scheme, Gregory Projects, wants to add another 10,000 sq feet of space to the scheme.

It has now submitted an application to Rotherham Council, the local planning authority, for a second phase of development.

Richard Tovey, of Gregory Projects, said: “We are pleased to progress to a planning application for phase two on the strength of an exceptional record of lettings for phase one.”

The new units would be in addition to the 40,000 sq feet already allocated.

The plans will also incorporate an ‘auto centre’ to ‘attract additional employment’ and ‘a range of jobs different from those on the rest of the retail development.”

The scheme is ‘designed to complement’ existing stores nearby, which includes Asda, Morrisons and The Foundry Retail Park.

Mr Tovey said: “We have brought much needed discount retailers back to the area for the benefit of the Parkgate community.”