PLANS for a £300 million extension of Meadowhall shopping centre have been approved.
Sheffield City Council’s planning board approved an application for the development at a meeting yesterday (Tuesday).
It will include restaurants, a cinema and a gym and is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs.
Building work is expected to start next year with the new complex opening in 2021.
Rotherham Borough Council objected the proposals on the grounds it would have a “significant adverse impact upon the vitality and viability of Rotherham town centre”.
But Charles Maudsley, from Meadowhall’s co-owner British Land, said the new development would bring more than £24m a year into the local economy.