Planning Approval For New Convenience Store Granted For Co-Op

Sector: Regeneration & Commercial, Retail

Group News

Location: Chesterfield

Pegasus Group’s Bristol office were pleased to achieve planning permission for Co-operative Group Food Ltd for a new convenience retail store at the former Crispin Inn in Chesterfield. 

The application was granted at planning committee in January 2018, following the preparation of a full planning application justifying the change of use of the pub and the management of the application through to a successful outcome. The approved application will allow Co-op to operate a new convenience store from the site, providing a viable use, new employment opportunities and a service to the local community.

A previous application at the site for a similar scheme by a different convenience store operator was refused in 2015, and then subject to appeal.  However, the Co-op’s scheme managed to overcome the refusal reasons of the previous scheme, with Councillors giving approval at committee.

Katie Priest, Associate Planner at Pegasus Group’s Bristol office said “I’m pleased there has been a successful outcome at this site, which has involved us working as a team with other disciplines, including architects, viability consultants and highways consultants.  We’ve worked collaboratively to achieve a successful result for our clients, and to introduce a viable use at this site”.

Katie Priest worked with Co-operative Group Food Limited along with Jonathan Rainey, Regional Director, to provide a full range of planning services.

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