Further development on Enterprise Zone

Published 21st August 2014 at 10:18am

A further development could be on the cards for Derbyshire County Council’s flagship regeneration site now a planning application has been submitted for a new 100,000 sqft warehouse and office building.

If the state-of-the-art development at Markham Vale gets the go-ahead, building work on the site next to the roundabout on Markham Lane could start in the autumn – bringing more construction jobs to the area.

Outline planning permission has already been granted for the development which would be funded as part of a £14.2m Government grant awarded to Markham Vale through the Sheffield City Region’s Enterprise Zone to provide ultra-modern accommodation for warehouse, manufacturing and office needs to attract further business and industry to the area.

Now planning permission is being sought for the appearance of the building which has been designed by Henry Boot Developments Ltd, the county council’s private sector developer.

Councillor Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said: “This is a really exciting time for Markham Vale with development really starting to gain pace.

“We’ve already started laying the foundations to expand onto the former Seymour Colliery site and turn a dormant site into prime economic land for business and industry with the potential to create an additional 2,000 jobs.

“If planning permission is granted, this warehouse will provide yet another excellent opportunity for a business to relocate or set-up at Markham and benefit from all it has to offer – including excellent transport links right next to the M1.”

Chesterfield Borough Council is set to consider the planning application in September.