Appeal lodged against Magna Park decision

Published Friday 13 July 2018

An appeal has been lodged against a decision to refuse plans for a storage and distribution centre, and associated facilities, at the Magna Park business park near Lutterworth.

Harborough District Council has been notified of an appeal against the refusal of IDI Gazeley’s planning application (ref 15/01531/OUT) for a storage and distribution centre, country park, Logistics Institute of Technology and other facilities, at land at Mere Lane, Bittesby. The application was reconsidered on 10 January 2018 by the council, following a call-in by local councillors, and a decision was made to refuse the application.

The appeal has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

Harborough District Council has also been notified that its decision to approve a separate application, from developer DB Symmetry (ref 15/00865/OUT), for a storage and distribution centre on land adjacent to Glebe Farm, Coventry Road, Lutterworth, on Thursday 23 November 2017, will not be called in by the Secretary of State. This means outline planning consent for the DB Symmetry application is granted.