Plans for a huge car dealership on Derby’s former Cattle Market have been given the go-ahead by Bondholder Derby City Council.
Inchcape has been given the green light to create the multi-million pound Jaguar Land Rover dealership on around half of the site in Chequers Road, on the West Meadows Industrial Estate.
It will involve the redevelopment of six acres of the 11.5-acre plot.
Inchcape will build a two-storey building on the site, offering around 5,500 square metres of floor space, which would be used to sell, service, repair and clean both Land Rover and Jaguar vehicles.
Currently, the Land Rover and Jaguar brands have separate sites in Derby. There is a Land Rover dealership in Stadium View, Pride Park, operated by Hunters (which Inchcape owns) and a Jaguar dealership, not far from the Cattle Market site, in Chequers Road.
Granting permission, the city council’s planning department said: “The proposed redevelopment of the former Cattle Market to form car showroom and associated workshop is an appropriate form of development, which is compatible with the employment allocation in this area.
“The development is of a high design quality, with landscape planting which complements the scheme and mitigates for the removal of trees.”