Supermarket giant Tesco has abandoned a new superstore it was planning to open in Stocksbridge - which would have created hundreds of jobs.
The store was designed to anchor a £42m retail, commercial and leisure complex at the Fox Valley site.
It was estimated that it would have employed around 250 staff and be a ‘major boost to employment in the town’.
Tesco has announced it will be shutting 43 stores around the country as part of wide-ranging cost cutting measures.
Another planned store on Carlton Road, Worksop, will not go ahead.
In Stocksbridge, Barnsley based Dransfield Properties’ scheme for the site of the former Outokumpu steel factory off Manchester Road has been on the books for several years, and includes shops, offices, restaurants, a gym and a 635 space car park alongside new houses and a warehouse for steel firm Tata.