In Worksop, developers were working on a controversial double application which would see Tesco relocate to a new site, and a new leisure complex built for the town with Tesco money. The applications were originally tied to one another. Bassetlaw District Council then decided in July 2008 to separate the applications. Residents of Worksop were concerned that the Tesco superstore would be built, but that the leisure complex will not go ahead.
More than 100 residents turned out to a public meeting to discuss Tesco's extension proposals. Residents were particularly concerned about highways issues.