Major extension to business park to create 680 jobs

Plans for the new extension
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Almost 700 jobs will be created after outline planning permission for an extension to Denby Hall Business Park has been granted following a positive appeal decision.

The successful appeal, following a Public Inquiry is one of the largest permissions of its kind which will help create jobs and boost the local economy of Amber Valley.

On behalf of our client, we were able to demonstrate that very special circumstances did exist for development within the Green Belt, including the economic benefits of significant job creation and retention.

The outline proposal sought the erection of three industrial buildings to expand the business park to provide a new production facility for Garner Aluminium Extrusions, a new warehouse for HL Plastics and a new production facility for LB Plastics. The development will cover 16 hectares of land.

Around 423 parking spaces would be provided.

The companies employ 700 people and will safeguard 100 jobs and create a further 680 new roles in the first five years.

The scheme demonstrated that it would provide undeniable social, economic and environmental benefits which have been attributed significant weight. Combined with the specific type and nature of the scheme, the context of the site and the lack of alternative provision of employment land, the inspector concluded that “the other considerations in this particular case clearly outweigh the harm by reason of inappropriateness and the harm to the openness of the Green Belt”.