New supermarket to create 250 jobs

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PLANS to turn a council site into a new supermarket, creating 250 jobs, have been approved.

Bolsover District Council has approved plans for the redevelopment of its Sherwood Lodge site in Bolsover after Morrisons applied for permission to build a new supermarket and petrol station.

Councillor Alan Tomlinson, Bolsover District Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said: “This is a multi-million pound investment in Bolsover that will provide job opportunities.

“We have listened to what people have said, taken into account their views and made a decision that we believe is in the best interests of the town.

“It will help attract more people to the town, increasing footfall to other shops, it will help to keep spend within Bolsover rather than it going to nearby towns, and by working with local traders we can help them maximise their business from the benefits a supermarket brings with it.”

Morrisons’ development executive, James Smith, said: “We have been working very hard on this project for a long time to ensure we get it right for Bolsover.

“We are confident that once the scheme is built, Bolsover will begin to reap the rewards of this development.”

Plans were also approved for a new building on the Middle Street car park in Bolsover, which will be used by the council, community and voluntary partners, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and Bolsover Police.