SAINSBURY'S will unveil its plans for a new food store to the public today.

The supermarket chain, who are set to take over the B&Q store at Stairfoot, will begin its public consultation on its plans at an open exhibition today and tomorrow.

It's proposing to convert the DIY store, on Bleachcroft Way at Stairfoot Business Park, creating up to 400 jobs.

The plans will go on display at Ardsley and Stairfoot Community Centre on Doncaster Road from 11am-7pm today, and at Ardsley House Hotel on October 12, from 10am-4pm.

At present the building is restricted to the sale of DIY products, but if Barnsley Council agrees to lifting this restriction Sainsbury's would like to turn the building into a 73,500sq ft store which will also have a petrol station, car parking and a cafe.

Bruno Moore, Sainsbury's head of town planning, said: "This store will bring more choice to the town while creating up to 400 jobs for local people, but first we'd like to know what the community thinks."