May 12, 2012 Yorkshire post
CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new supermarket in South Yorkshire are set to get the go-ahead, despite strong objections from local traders.
Small business owners in Mexborough have previously called on Doncaster Council to refuse consent for Tesco’s application to convert a former carpet warehouse near the town’s railway station into a supermarket and petrol station.
However, their campaign proved fruitless and councillors said at a meeting last month that they were prepared to grant planning permission for the store.
Now the outline plans have to go before Rotherham Council as around a quarter of the site lies within its boundaries.
Members have been advised to approve the plans, meaning that the development can go ahead, at a committee meeting next Thursday, May 17.
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