Magna Park planning application to be reconsidered

Published Tuesday 19 December 2017

Harborough District Council is to consider a planning application relating to storage and distribution facilities, and other facilities, at the Magna Park business park near Lutterworth.

The planning application, from IDI Gazeley, was initially considered by Harborough District Council’s planning committee on Thursday 23 November 2017.

Following this meeting the committee’s decision, relating to this application, was ‘called-in’ to Council by a group of councillors.

As a result the IDI Gazeley application will be considered at an extraordinary meeting of Council on Wednesday 10 January 2018 at 6.30pm at Hangar 42, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and Aerodrome, Bath Lane, Bruntingthorpe, near Lutterworth, Leics, LE17 5QS.

The application had been due to be considered in December but the meeting was postponed due to severe weather.

The IDI Gazeley (ref 15/01531/OUT) application is as follows:

  • 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 12.30pm on 9 January 2018.

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

View the agenda and reports on the council website.

A report regarding a Review of Parliamentary Constituencies will also be considered at this meeting.