Councillors withdraw approval for Magna Park expansion

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Councillors have backtracked on a decision to approve Gazeley’s plans for 4.5m sq ft of new space at Magna Park, Lutterworth and the decision will now go to the full council.

Plans by DB Symmetry for the erection of almost 3 million sq ft of storage and distribution buildings will however go ahead.

Last week Harborough District Council approved Gazeley’s application for the demolition of Lodge, Emmanuel and Bittesby Cottages and erection of up to 4.5 million sq ft of storage and distributions with ancillary offices, including up to 39,826 sq ft for a Logistics Institute of Technology with associated playing field, up to 96,875 sq ft small business space.

According to the council the decision relating to Gazeley’s application has been “called-in” by a group of district councillors in line with the Council’s Constitution. Gazeley’s planning application will now be considered at a meeting of Harborough District Council’s Full Council to be held on Monday 11 December 2017.

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