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New Shopping Centre Site Looks Promising, Says Councillor

Wednesday August 21 2013


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UP to 150 jobs could be created with the construction of a shopping centre on a former school site.

Developer Mark Rothery met with Darfield councillors to discuss plans on Nanny Marr Road, the former Foulstone school site.

Among the revelations made in the meeting, according to Cllr Pauline Markham, were that the developers were in discussions with with Lidl, Iceland, Sainsbury's Local and Pound World to set up stores on the site alongside 39 houses.

Housing will consist of two and three-bedroom properties which will be set alongside 202 retail parking spaces.

Cllr Markham said Mr Rothery had also expressed a desire to get involved in the community, suggesting cash may also be put into the war memorial, park and cleaning up Lambeth Walk.

She added public consultation events would most likely take place next month, with a formal planning application submitted to the council as soon as October.

"It's looking very good," said Cllr Markham. "The plans are excellent and they've got financial backing so it looks as though it's ready to go.

"It's exactly what the people of Darfield have been asking for and will create a little shopping centre right in the middle of the village."

Should the development be given planning permission, it's predicted it would completed by about July 2015.

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Reply Posted by Mick on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 16:16
It's not very long ago the council were bleating about how development at Cortonwood would be a catastrophe for Wombwell High Street. What is different here? Maybe the Business Rates going in a different direction!

Reply Posted by king louis on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 16:18
this needs to be sorted soon as there are people waiting intently in Poland and Romania and they need to get passports and stuff before they arrive. Timing is important

Reply Posted by james on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 16:39
haha yeah king louis they will be arriving under the lorries soon

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 17:20
it should be a parade of local shops for local businesses instead of multi-national companies

Reply Posted by Peter H on Monday August 26 2013 at 09:15
are you A Little Brittain fan? local shop for local people

Reply Posted by eileen on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 19:39
need something in darfield since they stopped wombwell bus 67 carnt get to cortonwood now and just one bus to wombwell if it turns up getting out of here is like getting out of fort knox

Reply Posted by eileen on Wednesday August 21 2013 at 19:39
need something in darfield since they stopped wombwell bus 67 carnt get to cortonwood now and just one bus to wombwell if it turns up getting out of here is like getting out of fort knox

Reply Posted by mibbits on Sunday August 25 2013 at 10:50
eileen you can get to cortonwood, if you have a bus pass catch the 26, let the driver know you are going to cortonwood, at brampton the bus changes to the 67 and then goes to cortonwood, I know this as I do it every day to go to Jump.

Reply Posted by eileen on Sunday August 25 2013 at 11:18
don't have a bus pass which way does it go from wombwell as I do school run for g/kids and they go to school up hough lane please will have to get a weekly pass

Reply Posted by mibbits on Monday August 26 2013 at 08:32
the 26 route is the old 67 route with Brampton included, it changes from 26 to 67 in Brampton, to save money you need a bus pass.

Reply Posted by polish bloke on Monday November 11 2013 at 15:17
I am here already, ready for work