Planning permission secured for Coalville retail development
May 2010Roger Tym & Partners has helped secure planning permission for the extension of the Belvoir shopping centre in Coalville, a key regeneration area.
The extension is to include refurbishment of the existing shopping centre, a new foodstore, retail and leisure outlets, a cinema, hotel and new car parking facilities. The pedestrian environment is to be upgraded and a comprehensive programme of improvements to the public realm implemented. The existing Market Hall will be relocated, allowing for facilities to be upgraded.
It will deliver a significant upgrade of the retail offer in Coalville town centre, helping it to meet its potential as an important centre for the region. As well as bringing in new retailers, the improvement will also be of advantage to existing businesses who will benefit from an increase in visitor numbers. The development is expected to play an important role in the economic development of Coalville through the creation of new jobs and increased retail spend in the town centre.
The development reflects the aims of national planning policy by:
- Bringing forward mixed-use development to create vibrant town centres (PPS1 and PPS4)
- Developing land at higher densities (PPS4)
- Planning positively for the future growth of town centres (PPS4)
- Meeting Government objectives for sustainable development and climate change (PPS1)
Client: LaSalle Investment Management (on behalf of Pearson Pension Property Fund Ltd and Pearson Nominees Ltd)
Threadneedle Property Investments Ltd
Development manager: Lathdale Ltd
Architect: Corstophine & Wright
Transport planning: Connect Consultants
External relations: Polity