VIDEO: Council leader reacts to Vesuvius news

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Bassetlaw Council leader Simon Greaves has welcomed the news that the Vesuvius development in Worksop has finally been given the go ahead.

Plans for a supermarket and sports facility that were initially announced in 2009 by developers CEG were given planning permission this week by Secretary of State Eric Pickles, after a second public inquiry.

Bassetlaw Council leader Simon Greaves

Bassetlaw Council leader Simon Greaves

Greaves told the Guardian in our video interview at the site that it would provide a major boost for the town, and it was a victory for the council.

He also refused to rule out the possibility of a ground for Worksop Town Football Club on the site, but did warn that extra funding would be needed – as the £800,000 Section 106 funding would not be sufficient to build a ground as good as the one at Sandy Lane.