doncaster is set for a jobs boost after supermarket giant Tesco confirmed plans to build a new store.
The supermarket and petrol station are set to be built at Omega Boulevard, Thorne Park creating 130 new jobs.
Tesco confirmed it has signed a deal with Henry Boot Developments to build the new store.
Speaking about the plans Tesco spokesperson, Deborah Hayeems said: “We are delighted to be able to announce plans for a Tesco in Thorne. We understand that a lot of residents are travelling for their weekly shop and fuel so we hope that our proposal will be welcomed by people who would like to shop closer to home.”
The Tesco store and fuel station design is currently being finalised and will incorporate significant environmental features and will be uniquely adapted for Thorne to include measures to manage flood risks.
A spokesman said the store itself will create around 120 to 130 jobs for local people and Tesco have an industry leading pay and benefits package with one of the few remaining defined benefits pensions, staff discount and free shares for employees.
Ms Hayeems added: “Tesco has a good track record of recruiting local people. We promote the job opportunities in the immediate neighbourhood to maximize the number of jobs that go to local people. And we have a strong commitment to developing our people to help them build a long career with us.”
Henry Boot Developments secured outline planning permission in 2011 for a mixed use development on the derelict site near the Selby Road and M18 at the west side of Thorne.
The site was previously used as a car storage and distribution centre and now includes consent for 4181 sq m food store, two restaurant units, office provision, a public, a 100 bedroom hotel and a 20,000 sq m business park
Tesco will be holding a drop-in session for people to see the plans and meet its representatives this month, details of which will be announced shortly.
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