Cortonwood plans move a step closer

PLANS for a new development at Cortonwood Retail Park that could create 250 jobs are now before council planners.

Budenny LLP hope to create six new retail stores on a former warehouse site.

The old colliery site at Brampton, in the Dearne Valley between Rotherham and Barnsley, already houses stores belonging to household names such as Boots, Next, ASDA Living and Morrisons’ supermarket.

The scheme, that would include 310 more parking spaces, is a multi-million pound investment that the developers hope will attract shoppers who might otherwise go to Meadowhall. It will be considered by Rotherham planners at the start of next year.