The bosses behind a massive business and residential development in Clay Cross - which is set to create about 700 jobs - have applied for permission to build a huge discount food store and restaurant.
Developers St Modwen are undertaking plans to redevelop a 204 acre brownfield site, off Derby Road and Market Street, near the A61, with 980 homes and 270,000sq ft of employment space.
And the developers have announced the first stage of its overall plans to build a 21,500sq ft discount food store and restaurant and if its gets planning consent building could start in spring.
St Modwen spokesman David Dodge said: “Our consultation with residents highlighted there was considerable support for a discount food store and a fast food restaurant at Clay Cross.
“Our view is that there is capacity for the food store and restaurant and that this development will create up to 70 new jobs.”
St Modwen is also negotiating with a national operator to include a pub on land opposite the retail site
The whole site comprises the former Bi-water Pipeworks, land off Derby Road and the former Egstow Quarry and a community pavilion and sport pitches.
St Modwen bought the Clay Cross site with existing planning consent in 2013 to bring in new residents and create job opportunities.