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Gedling Borough Council will construct the new units at Hill Crest Park in Calverton.


Plans have been put forward to build up to four industrial units at a business park in Calverton in a bid to bolster the growth of local business.

Gedling Borough Council’s weekly list of planning applications validated during week beginning September 4 includes planning application 2023/0587 – construction of four industrial units at Hill Crest Park, Hoyle Road, Calverton.

Gedling Borough Council will construct the new units at Hill Crest Park in Calverton.

The proposed development, subject to planning approval, aims to provide additional business premises tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the area.

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Pictured: Location of proposed new industrial units (Courtesy of GBC planning)

A design and access statement from PHP Architects of Northampton provided in support of a full planning application advises that the existing site is approximately 0.62 hectares (1.54 acres) which comprises 8no. industrial units and associated car parking and circulation areas.

The proposal is to extend the existing blocks to create an additional
4no. industrial units, increasing the overall GIA of the development by 460m2 from 1110m2 up to 1570m2.

A total of 41no. parking bays will be provided for the units, of which 4 will be accessible bays. Cycle shelters are also to be provided offering storage for up to 20no. bicycles.

Pictured: Existing / proposed layout of Hill Crest Park (Courtesy of Gedling Borough Council planning)

The eight business units currently housed at Hill Crest Park cater to various companies, including a machinery manufacturer, directory publisher, shopfitting contractors, and a facilities management company. The popularity of the existing units, and waiting list to get into the units, highlights the demand for such facilities in the area.

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Calverton, one of the largest villages in Gedling, has experienced a 7pc increase in population between 2011 and 2021, according to the 2021 Census. The council said they expect the village to continue growing, making this a crucial hub for the Borough’s economic development.

The development is projected to create 18 new job opportunities, thereby enhancing the local employment landscape.

Full details of planning application 2023/0587 are available HERE

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