Magna Park, a pioneer of large distribution centres in the UK, to expand with a new HGV and car parking facility

Estate lorry park plan
looks set to be green-lit

Published on Thursday 13 September 2012 11:38

Published in Harborough Mail

MAJOR plans to extend an industrial park near Lutterworth, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area, are set to be given the thumbs-up by planners.

The proposal for Magna Park by distribution firm Stobart Group and estate owners Gazeley UK would see a new HGV [Heavy Goods Vehicle] and car parking facility with parking for 140 HGVs and 170 cars built on the site.

Officers at Harborough District Council have recommended the plan be approved when it comes before the authority’s planning committee on Tuesday.

The scheme, for agricultural land at the edge of Magna Park near the now-demolished former George headquarters, would see the construction of a two-storey gatehouse and 500 square-metre administration building along with a vehicle maintenance unit in addition to the car park.

The firm says the scheme will help bring hundreds of new jobs to the area and will not result in extra traffic, as it will end the current need for lorries to have to travel, empty, to a depot near Daventry DIRFT once they have finished drop-offs at Magna Park.

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