Latest News | 10 May 2023

Plans for first warehouse at major employment site lodged

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Plans have been submitted for the first warehouse at a major 200-acre employment site in Derbyshire.

Verdant Regeneration – a partnership between Ward Recycling and Trust Utilities – was granted permission last year to regenerate the derelict Stanton Ironworks site, at Stanton-by-Dale.

Now, a planning application has been lodged with Erewash Borough Council for the first in a series of warehouses to be built at the site, which is known as New Stanton Park.

According to the application, the proposed warehouse, known as Unit 1, would cover an area of more than 20,000 sq ft and create around 130 jobs. The occupant for the new building has not been disclosed.

It is hoped that New Stanton Park will eventually feature 2.5 million square feet of warehouse and industrial unit space to accommodate around 4,000 jobs.

The borough council’s planning committee unanimously approved plans for the development back in June last year.

Speaking at the time, David Grier, of Verdant Regeneration, said: “New Stanton Park offers an excellent strategic location, blending an active rail connection with strong private and public transport connectivity, plentiful labour and a large and significant power supply.

“When combined, we are confident this will result in a highly successful development with the next chapter set to positively transform and improve the area, bringing forward large-scale job creation in the process.”

David Ward, also of Verdant Regeneration added: “Securing outline planning permission was a hugely important step in bringing forward the regeneration of this major landmark site.

“In its redevelopment we are aiming to deliver high quality real estate that will drive occupier activity and job creation.

“We will do this with a sustainable approach, combining energy efficient buildings with large amounts of amenity and green space.

“New Stanton Park will also see fishing ponds, rural walkways and cycle tracks designed to enhance biodiversity and link the site and its wider communities.”

The scheme is being jointly marketed by M1 Agency and TBD Real Estate.

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