Magna Park planning applications to be considered

Published Wednesday 15 November 2017

Harborough District Council’s planning committee is to consider two planning applications relating to proposed storage and distribution buildings at the Magna Park business park near Lutterworth.

The extraordinary planning committee meeting will be held on Thursday 23 November 2017 at 6.30pm at Hangar 42, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and Aerodrome, Bath Lane, Bruntingthorpe, near Lutterworth, Leics, LE17 5QS.

The committee will consider the following two planning applications:

  • DB Symmetry (ref 15/00865/OUT) – outline application for the erection of 278,709 sq m of Storage, Distribution buildings (B8) with ancillary B1(a) offices, creation of access onto A4303 and emergency services only access onto A5, formation of a Lorry Park, creation of SuDS facilities and other associated infrastructure and the demolition of Glebe Farmhouse (Means of access only to be considered) on land adjacent to Glebe Farm, Coventry Road, Lutterworth.


  • IDI Gazeley (ref 15/01531/OUT) – outline application for the demolition of Lodge, Emmanuel and Bittesby Cottages and erection of up to 419,800sq m Storage and Distribution (B8) with ancillary offices (B1a), up to 3,700 sq m for a Logistics Institute of Technology (D1) with associated playing field, up to 9,000 sq m small business space (B1a, B1b), up to 300 sq m estate office with conference facility and exhibition centre (D1), the creation of a Country Park, other open space and landscaping works on land to the north of Mere Lane, formation of access road from Magna Park, creation of roundabouts, partial realignment of Mere Lane, upgrading of A5 to dual carriageway, creation of roundabout access on A5, creation of SuDS facilities and associated infrastructure and landscaping works (siting, extent and use of the defined parcels, the maximum quanta and height of buildings, the restriction on the siting of yards, demolitions and means of access to be considered only); and Detailed application for the creation of a 140 space HGV parking facility, associated gatehouse and HGV Driver Training Centre, vehicle wash and fuelling facilities, and a rail freight shuttle terminal, with associated hardstanding, landscaping works and SUDS facilities on land adjacent to Asda George Headquarters, A4303.

The public are welcome to attend the meeting. Anyone who wishes to make representations at the meeting can request time to speak via a form on the council website, by emailing or by phoning 01858 821215. The deadline to register to speak is 12noon on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

View the full planning application on the council’s website at   using the application reference 15/00865/OUT for DB Symmetry or reference 15/01531/OUT for IDI Gazeley.

View the agenda and planning committee report on the council website.