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Flexible planning application submitted for Dove Valley Park

Flexible planning application submitted for Dove Valley Park

A full planning application for a total of 190,000sq ft industrial/distribution warehouse with ancillary office at Plot 4, Dove Valley Park (DVP) has been submitted by Clowes development’s Director Paul Shanley.

The application seeks a two-phase planning consent for an initial speculatively built unit of up to 150,000sq ft with a future expansion option for an additional 40,000sq ft. Uniquely, the developer offers an occupier the option to extend the premises as and when their business requires. Furthermore, this option is available on a freehold or leasehold basis.

The application marks the ongoing development of the highly regarded Business Park located near Foston, Derbyshire, on the A50, toll free, dual carriageway M1-M6 link road. With top name occupiers including JCB Power Systems, Futaba International, Tophat, Truma and Kuehne and Nagel, it’s not surprising that demand for industrial warehouse space here is high.


Paul Shanley, Director at Clowes Developments explains further,

“With over 1200 people employed on DVP and demand for ‘big sheds’ breaking new records, we are pleased to be going forward with the next development providing flexibility for occupiers in both size and tenure. DVP is now a well-established Business Park attracting household names. We are currently negotiating another large deal on the site which will further enhance DVP’s reputation as South Derbyshire’s premier employment site - watch this space!”


Agents Stephen Salloway, Director at Salloway Property Consultants and Nick Waddington, Director at MWRE added,

“Clowes Developments proposal to develop a new 190,000sqft unit at DVP addresses the current burgeoning demand for warehouse accommodation. DVP’s location is ideal for distribution logistics, with the A50 being known as the ‘toll-free’ M1-M6 link road and being a short distance from the Toyota junction of the A38. Furthermore, from a workforce perspective, the site draws from the easily commutable urban areas of Derby, Stoke on Trent, Burton on Trent, Uttoxeter, Stafford and Lichfield.

In a move which addresses occupier requirements for flexibility, the developers planned scheme will provide the option to take a 150,000sqft unit with a large yard which offers expansion potential or to take the full 190,000sqft unit from day one.

The proposed unit is situated in what is arguably the most prominent position at DVP, located off the main road running through the centre of the estate, allowing occupiers to maximise their presence. Its key attributes include a 55m yard; 12m eaves height; 19 loading docks/2 level-access doors; 2-storey offices; and provisions for a hub office.

There is little doubt that this will be well received in the marketplace and subject to planning permission being granted in timely fashion, occupiers will be in a position to take possession of the unit by the end of the year.”

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