National retailer The Range and bakery chain Greggs could both be set to take space at a new Derbyshire retail park.
At the start of this year, Peveril Securities received planning permission to create the retail park on the site of the former Coates Viyella factory, in Nottingham Road, Somercotes.
Those plans included space for an Aldi supermarket and a pub operated by Marston’s. They also featured three retail units and a drive-thru cafe.
But, this week, Peveril submitted two amendments to that original scheme to Amber Valley Borough Council.
The changes have been prompted by interest from The Range and Greggs to take space at the retail park.
According to the plans, Peveril wants to amalgamate the three retail units to create one large store for The Range.
It also wants to substitute the drive-thru cafe plan with two units – one that would house a Greggs bakery and the other a cafe.
According to the plans, The Range store would include a mezzanine level and space for a garden centre.
Three units at the retail park would be merged to create one large store
In planning documents submitted by WYG Planning, on behalf of Peveril, it said: “The applicant has received interest from The Range to occupy the part of the site shown as Units 3, 4 and 5 on the previously approved site layout plan.
“The applicant also received interest from Greggs to occupy one of two small units on the site of the approved drive-thru unit.
“Therefore two applications made by Peveril are firstly a new detailed application for a non-food retail unit totalling 4,785 sq metres, including a 1,858 sq metre mezzanine and a 464 sq metre outdoor garden centre.
“The second detailed application is for two food and drink units where the approved drive-thru was to be located. These two new units will have a combined floor space of 280 sq metres.”
The drive-thru element would be replaced by two food and drink units
Other documents submitted by Whittam Cox Architects state: “Following the conditional approval of the submitted application the scheme has required amendment to reflect tenant demand.
“The changes to the scheme ensure that the proposal reflects market demand while retaining the original design intention and wider layout. The site plan is largely unchanged providing 356 parking spaces across the site.
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“This scheme will ensure increased choice for shoppers, providing local amenity within the local area as well as adding value to an existing brownfield site.”
Plans for the Aldi supermarket and the Marston’s pub remain unchanged.
Last week, Aldi said it was targeting a summer opening for its new 1,742 sq metre store, which will replace an existing store close to the development which “no longer meets its modern requirements”.
Source: Derby Telegraph