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Sainsbury's Stairfoot plans are submitted

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Saturday 1st February 2014
What the new Sainsbury's could look like.

Plans to convert the B and Q superstore at Stairfoot to a Sainsbury's supermarket have been submitted to the council.


Under the proposals, up to 400 jobs could be created and the 73,500 sq ft site will include a new store entrance, toilets and cash machines, a cafe and mezzanine level and a reconfigured car park to improve traffic circulation.


It will also include bakery, delicatessen, meat and fish and hot food counters.


The application stated: "The Sainsbury’s proposal will provide an additional main food shopping facility in Barnsley that will improve consumer choice and competition.


"Sainsbury’s is not currently represented in Barnsley in terms of providing a main food offer. Shoppers who wish to shop at Sainsbury’s have to travel to stores further afield."


Vehicle and pedestrian access is from Bleachcroft Way.

The general layout and access will remain the same, with minimal changes.


Additional car parking will be created following the removal of the B and Q garden centre and builder's yard.


The number of disabled spaces will increase from 13 to 38 and the number of parent and mother and child spaces will increase from 6 to 25.


At present the building is restricted to the sale of DIY products only, but Sainsbury's is hopeful this will be lifted by Barnsley Council.


Bruno Moore, head of town planning for Sainsbury's, said: "We're delighted we're now in a position to submit our application, following several months of public consultation and finalising the plans.


"The support we have received throughout the public consultation has been very encouraging, with more than 80 per cent of respondents telling us they want to see a Sainsbury's on that site.


"The majority of respondents said they thought a Sainsbury's foodstore would be a great use for the site. Equally, people said the investment from Sainsbury's would be beneficial for the region, preventing the building becoming vacant when B and Q closes."

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Posted by julie croft I Sat 1st Feb 2014 at 11:26am

Whilst its encouraging t see more jobs being made, another superstore is not what this town needs, there is already asda, tesco, morrisons, aldi, lidl and then the 'shop style' extras from these companys, the town is being cannibalised, the new jobs will be offset by the lost jobs from these stores as their sales slump, so not actually benefiting a town that already struggles with unemployment

Posted by EmmaB I Sat 1st Feb 2014 at 11:50am

Well I'll still be shopping at aldi!!

Posted by Sarah I Sat 1st Feb 2014 at 1:00pm

Can't wait for this to happen!

Posted by jeh I Tue 4th Feb 2014 at 12:56pm

at last a bit more choice - pity it isnt on market street in hoyland

Posted by Mark I Mon 17th Feb 2014 at 10:46am

Sainsbury`s should be made to build another access road to compensate for the increased amount of traffic this supermarket will create. Starifoot roundabout is a nightmare now, God knows what it`ll be like when the store opens with one road in and out of the place. I for one will be avoiding thae area like the plague.

Posted by Et I Fri 21st Feb 2014 at 8:48am

What's happening with B

Posted by maria I Fri 21st Feb 2014 at 2:12pm

fab don't have to go out of town any more so sick of watching Sainsbury's adds and not been able to recreate there dishes so hip hip hooray.

Posted by Ian I Sat 22nd Feb 2014 at 11:03am

"Sainsbury’s is not currently represented in Barnsley in terms of providing a main food offer. Shoppers who wish to shop at Sainsbury’s have to travel to stores further afield."

Taken from Sainsburys own website

Athersley North Local

88 Newstead Road


S71 3NA

Monk Bretton Local

2 St. Helens Way


S71 2PR

Royston Local

125-127 Midland Road



S71 4PX

Barnsley Redbrook Road Local

Redbrook Road


S75 2RE

Shafton Local

Two Gates Way



S72 8WL

All have Sainsburys over the doors

Posted by Helen Smith I Thu 26th Jun 2014 at 9:13pm
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