Your views sought on Tesco store plans

ABOUT 200 jobs and improved roads could be created by a new central Tesco store at Rotherham.

But your views are sought over the proposals that would mean changes to central buildings.

Developer TCN Property Projects and Tesco have announced their plans to replace the current superstore at Forge Island on Market Street with a new and improved Tesco Extra store at Drummond Street.

The development would create up to 200 new full and part-time jobs, on top of existing ones. All staff at the current store would be guaranteed positions.

“We are delighted to announce plans that will bring a significant investment in Rotherham town centre,” said Stephen Holme from developers TCN.

“It is very exciting to bring forward proposals that will provide jobs and the potential for a multi million pound investment in the local road network.”

A hefty investment in the town’s road network would see the removal of the town’s Centenary Way flyover, the upgrading of pedestrian crossings and improved access to the bus terminal.

But the Grade II listed clock, which sits at the current civic centre complex, would be moved to Effingham Square.

Deborah Hayeems, Tesco corporate affairs manager, said: “We want to hear as many views as possible on our proposals and would encourage local residents to come and see our plans which will be on display at our public exhibition.”

The exhibition takes place on November 17 from 2pm to 7pm and November 18, from 1pm to 5.30pm at Rotherham Central Library on Walker Place.

Public views must be registered as a part of any planning process.