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.