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Wilson Bowden gets green light for 30-hectare Leicester scheme

8 Nov 11 Wilson Bowden Developments has been granted planning permission for a major employment-led development which is set to create 2,500 jobs in Leicester and the surrounding areas over the next 10 years.

Following a public local inquiry and appeal by Wilson Bowden earlier this year, planning permission was granted by Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles.

The 30 hectare strategic employment site will be located to the west of Glenfield on the north-western fringe of Leicester just off Junction 21a of the M1.

The mixed commercial scheme will include 80,000sqft of office space as well as 1.1msqft of warehousing and industrial units. The scheme also incorporates 250 new family homes as well as a new local centre, creating a sustainable location and development mix.

Nick Richardson, managing director of Wilson Bowden Developments said: “We have been working on this for some time and the site is one of the best opportunities for employment land in the region. It’s very pleasing to see that Secretary of State has accepted the arguments we’ve made about the importance of economic development in this area and the impact it will have on employment and growth.”

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