Plans for Fox Valley site development take a step forward

Plans to transform a former patch of industrial land in north Sheffield into a £42 million complex of housing, shops, offices, and have moved a step nearer.

Contracts have been signed for the sale of land and construction of the development on a 15-acre site in the Fox Valley at Stocksbridge.

Developers Dransfield Properties say the scheme will create up to 900 jobs.

Included in the plans is a giant new Tesco supermarket and a new warehouse for Tata Steel.

There will also be office space, a 635-space car park, retail, restaurant and cafe units and a new housing development.

The development is due to be completed in early 2016 and includes a link road to the A616.

Construction of retail and leisure areas will begin later this year.

Mark Dransfield, managing director of Dransfield Properties, said: “Everyone involved with the project is extremely pleased to be celebrating this milestone of finalising the paperwork.”