A NEW Aldi store creating 30 new jobs is to open.

Aldi confirmed they will build on a vacant site off Barnsley Road in Cudworth and it will open as early as next year.

Work will start on site later this year, they said.

The news was confirmed on Wednesday following a meeting with Barnsley Council earlier this month.

Aldi said the proposals will provide immediate investment in the area and its stores generally open seven days a week.

The firm say it will complement businesses in the area and will not compete with them directly as the new store will not have a bakery, fishmonger or cafe and does not sell newspapers, cigarettes and lottery tickets.

An Aldi spokesman added the store's car park will be free of charge and available to anyone wishing to make linked shopping trips to local shops.

"The new Aldi will bring much-welcomed jobs and bring variety for people to use different quality shops," Cllr Roy Miller said. "It's nice to see a positive move for people in Cudworth.

"I think it will complement existing businesses within the community. It's an excellent use of a piece of land that has not been maintained, it's good to see development in the Cudworth area."