Key extension granted for John Palin Grocers

PDP_Grocers Extension

Planning & Design Practice Ltd were delighted to receive planning consent for a new industrial unit on behalf of whole sale grocers, John Palin Limited at Brookfield Industrial Estate, Tansley. John Palin have grown significantly since starting business as grocers in Derbyshire over 150 years ago, from the humble beginnings of selling from a horse and cart, it is now established itself as one of the largest independent wholesalers and distributors of fruit and vegetables in the country. The extension forms part of a wider refurbishment of the existing buildings, helping to increase much needed capacity for frozen produce. The proposal, a steel framed building, will house a new potato peeling line.

The application encountered difficulties, with the adjoining public footpath differing from the legal right of way. After liaison with the relevant consultees, it was considered that the proposal would indeed enhance the footpath by provision of a new pedestrian walkway.

The Council agreed that the proposal was acceptable when viewed within the context of the existing area (which is dominated by commercial uses), and its designation within the Local Plan indicating that the area has capacity to accommodate new development without detriment to its character and appearance.

John Palin have worked tirelessly over lockdown as key workers, delivering essentials to the shops, care homes and hospitals. We wish them well and look forward to seeing the development take place.

Planning & Design have a wealth of experience in designing and securing planning permission for commercial projects.

We can support your development aspirations through the various stages of the planning process, including (but not limited to): feasibility studies, site promotion through the local plan, pre-applications, outline & full planning applications and appeals.

If you are unsure of your site’s potential, we are also able to provide our professional opinion on the planning potential of your property at the outset. Please contact us for more information at or on 01332 347371.

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