Morrisons is behind college superstore scheme

Derby College Field Road campus Supermarket plan
Derby College Field Road campus Supermarket plan

Rumours have been rife for months, but the company behind a planned huge superstore in Ilkeston has finally been revealed.

Morrison’s announced on Tuesday that – subject to gaining planning permission from Erewash Borough Council – it will build a supermarket on the Derby College site in Field Road.

The 65,000 sq ft supermarket is set to create between 300 and 350 jobs.

Derby College was granted planning permission in August to build a new campus on the former Ilkeston Magistrates Court.

But it has said the campus for 800 students will not go ahead unless permission is given at a planning meeting, set for mid-October.

On Saturday October 6 there will be an exhibition of the supermarket plans on display at the Derby COllege shop in the Market Place, where residents can have their say.

More on this story to follow.