Planners set to give go ahead on 730,000 sq ft plus shed

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Plans for a 730,000 sq ft plus warehouse in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, are set to be given the green light at a virtual planning committee meeting next week.

Developer investor Gazeley submitted plans for the redevelopment of The Lounge Coal Preparation and Disposal Point, which closed in 2004, to North West Leicestershire Council in 2019. The 48-acre plot is set to see the development of either a single cross dock 736,487 sq ft warehouse with an eaves height up to 23m or a two unit scheme totalling no more than 650,000 sq ft.

The single unit scheme would have three storey offices totalling 34,444 sq ft as well as 145 dock and 13 level access doors. It would have 183 HGV and 545 car parking spaces and would be operational 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. While the two unit scheme envisages a 421,406 sq ft cross dock unit with 71 dock and five level access doors with 19,943 sq ft of offices and a smaller 218,291 sq ft warehouse with 32 dock and two level access doors.

Joint letting agents are MWRE and Knight Frank.

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