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Sock factory faces wrecker's ball
Samuel Eden sock factory
The factory in Sutton-in-Ashfield is laying off 180 workers
A former textiles factory in Nottinghamshire could be demolished to make way for a new superstore.

The Samuel Eden sock plant in Sutton-in-Ashfield closed in 2004 with a loss of 180 jobs and the work was transferred overseas.

Ashfield District Council has received a planning application to demolish the factory on Station Road in preparation for redevelopment of the site.

Developers want to replace an Aldi store near the site with a new one.

The new premises would have a slightly larger floor space and an estimated turnover of 3.2m a year.

District councillors are still considering the proposals.

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