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Sainsbury's Delight At Being Given Go-Ahead

Thursday July 24 2014

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SAINSBURY'S has said it's "delighted" to be building a new supermarket in Barnsley.

The retail giant's plans to convert the B&Q store at Stairfoot were given the green light by Barnsley Council.

A spokesman from Morrisons attended the hearing against the plans saying it would hurt trade at its "under-performing" store on Westway, which she said would have a knock-on effect on the town centre.

But councillors were encouraged by the improvements which will be made to Stairfoot roundabout to prepare it for the extra traffic.

Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, said: "The 400 jobs this Sainsbury’s is set to create are much needed in the area and very welcome.

"In the Yorkshire coalfield areas, like Barnsley, there are 12 per cent fewer jobs per 100 people than the average across the country."

Bruno Moore, head of town planning for Sainsbury's, said: "We're delighted that Barnsley Council voted to grant our application planning permission.

"We look forward to starting detailed work on converting the shop into a new Sainsbury's food store which will bring many benefits for the people of Barnsley, including up to 400 new Sainsbury's jobs, as well as more shopping choice and convenience."

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Reply Posted by X on Thursday July 24 2014 at 10:06
Do we really want another supermarket? Is this the last nail in the coffin for Barnsley towncentre?

Reply Posted by colin on Thursday July 24 2014 at 11:15
why is this going to affect the already ** rundown town centre** ?

Reply Posted by X on Thursday July 24 2014 at 12:11

Reply Posted by X on Thursday July 24 2014 at 12:13

Reply Posted by Get Real on Thursday July 24 2014 at 12:49
I'm guessing people would prefer a big, empty unit being left to ruin instead?

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday July 24 2014 at 14:03
Would use it if I could avoid Stairfoot ????

Reply Posted by Jase on Thursday July 24 2014 at 17:06
Makes a change from the budget stores like Aldi that Barnsley seems to attract. Surprised that the westway morrisons is underperforming as it's probably one of the better supermarkets in the area

Reply Posted by Me, here, now on Tuesday July 29 2014 at 10:36
I think you`ll find Jase that it`s not just Barnsley that is attracting the likes of Aldi and Lidl, people are absolutely sick to the back teeth of being ripped off by the likes of Tesco and Asda.Shoopers all over the UK are switching to the lower cost options because they are better value for money.

Reply Posted by John on Thursday July 24 2014 at 21:15
They always tell you how many jobs will be made but forget to tell you how many people lose their jobs because of shops closing in town centres and at other supermarkets because of loss of trade

Reply Posted by Zoe on Thursday July 24 2014 at 21:26
No one does their weekly shop in town any more anyway, it's too much hassle to carry it all back to the car or to the taxi rank, it will take trade away from other supermarkets, mainly tesco with it being so close but I can't see many people deciding to go to sainsburys instead of town when there are already 3 supermarkets close by, plus the aldis, lidl and the smaller asdas.

Reply Posted by jan on Friday July 25 2014 at 00:51
theres only one thing to do apart from moan.. n that's to support our traders in the town centre for meats, fish veg, fruit.. yes its a hastle getting it bk to the car... buy a shopping trolley for you heavier stuff.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Sunday July 27 2014 at 10:38
Have shopped in Barnsley market for years but it's a fact that by 3-30 pm it starts closing down. Shoppers need hours that suit them not stall holders.

Reply Posted by tracey fineman on Monday July 28 2014 at 20:10
how do you aply for jobs?

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