First glimpse of town’s new store

Artist's impression of the proposed Asda supermarket in Denaby Main.
Artist's impression of the proposed Asda supermarket in Denaby Main.
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This is the first glimpse of a huge new supermarket which it is hoped will bring 300 jobs to an unemployment blackspot.

The artists’ impression of the Asda store in Denaby Main has been unveiled after residents in the area gave their backing to the project.

The company’s plans to open a new, larger store have been warmly welcomed by the local community with almost 100 per cent backing for the proposal to relocate the store on Hill Top Road to a 40,000 sq ft store on the Whyte Chemicals site on Denaby Lane.

Around 100 people attended a two-day public exhibition last week at Denaby Main Institute Working Men’s Club.

Locals were given the opportunity to view plans in detail, ask questions of the development team and feed back any comments.

Asda says the response was overwhelmingly favourable.

Visitors said the main benefits were the convenience of not having to travel further afield for their main food shopping, the creation of around 300 jobs for local people and the overall confidence shown in the area by Asda from a proposed £20 million investment.

If the scheme is given the green light by Doncaster Council, workers at the Hill Top Road store would move across, with the 300 obs being in addition to these roles.

Asda’s senior property communications manager Philip Bartram said: “We are delighted with the initial response.

“We believe this is a great scheme for the area, with many long-term benefits.”

Plans will be submitted in June.