Pegasus Group Secures Planning Consent For 350,000 sq ft of Commercial Space In The Midlands

Sector: Regeneration & Commercial


Location: Coalville, Leicestershire

Pegasus Group has secured outline planning consent for 350,000 sq ft of commercial floorspace on behalf of Harworth Group PLC, at its 53-acre site Bardon Hill near Coalville in Leicestershire.

The indicative layout for the outline consent includes the creation of five new industrial units, which can be developed for manufacturing, distribution and roadside uses delivering hundreds of new jobs to the East Midlands.

Pegasus Group’s East Midlands office worked alongside Harworth to advise on the application.

Steve Lewis-Roberts, East Midlands Senior Director for Pegasus Group, commented:

“We are extremely pleased that Harworth Group’s vision for this development, that will bring much needed employment floor space, has won the support of North-West Leicestershire District Council.”

David Cockroft, Regional Director for the Midlands at Harworth Group plc, said:

“Leicestershire is a hugely important market for Harworth, given our 2,000 home residential scheme at Coalville and the area’s strong prospects for further growth. Securing a planning consent for a site that we purchased less than eighteen months ago reflects our market-leading ability to acquire and effectively masterplan new sites for residential and commercial development. I look forward to developing out Bardon Hill and acquiring more sites to meet the Midlands’ continued need for new homes and commercial space.”

Claire Biddle, Planning Manager for the Midlands at Harworth Group plc, added:

“We’ve worked very hard to design a development at Bardon Hill that can be genuinely described as sustainable and we are very pleased that officers and Councillors ultimately agreed. Given that the likes of Eddie Stobart, Barratt Homes and Laura Ashley have sites nearby that show the value of Bardon Hill as a commercial development location, I have little doubt that the end development will be a successful one.”

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