Second phase of Leicester business park set to be approved

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A Leicestershire business park, located on a former Second World War base, is expected to receive approval this week for its expansion.

Council officials are recommending that the second phase of the Wymeswold Business Quarter, proposed by The Prince Group, should be given the green light by the Charnwood Borough Council’s plans committee.

The expansion plan includes seven buildings with a total of up to 21 industrial units, situated adjacent to the previously approved first phase of the development in 2021.

The first phase of the Wymeswold project was approved two years ago.

This development is located to the southwest of Wymeswold, on a section of the former RAF Wymeswold site, right next to the existing Wymeswold Industrial Estate.

Established in 1942, the airfield served as an RAF base until 1957, subsequently transitioning into a private airfield until 1968.

All 19 units approved in the initial phase of development had been either sold or leased, leading to the creation of 95 local jobs. These newly constructed buildings are poised to bear the names of significant individuals associated with the airfield during its wartime operations.

A verdict on the proposed plans will be rendered by the council’s planning committee during Thursday evening’s session (Thursday 21st).

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