Inchcape has gained planning approval to develop a new Jaguar Land Rover dealership on Derby’s former cattle market.
AM reported on the AM100 retailer’s plans to transform the 11.5-acre site, following its acquisition for an undisclosed sum, back in February this year.
Now planners at Derby City Council have given the green light for the 60,000 sq-ft, two storey, Arch Concept dealership.
Derby’s current Land Rover and Jaguar dealerships are currently located at separate sites in Stadium View, Pride Park, and in Chequers Road, but the new development will bring the brands together as part of JLR’s CI requirements.
Around 40 additional jobs are expected to be created by the creation of the new facility, which is expected to open next summer.
In its report of Derby City Council’s recent decision, The Derby Telegraph reported that the Environment Agency had expressed concerns about a flood risk at the former Cattle Market site.
The Agency claimed that the dealership would end up under two metres of water – or more – in a “one in 100-year” flooding scenario.
The Telegraph also said that Inchcape’s plans for the site included a second new car showroom, with the JLR plans only expected to take up around 6.5-acres of the sites available space.