News: 30 September 2019Major Carnforth employment scheme gets go-ahead

Our team has successfully secured planning permission on behalf of SCP Investments Ltd for 90,000sqft of employment floorspace at Junction 35 of the M6 in Carnforth.

Despite being recommended for refusal, the proposals were given the green light by Lancaster City Council based on the demand for new employment land in this part of the District and the significant economic benefits it will bring to the local economy. 

The approved scheme lies adjacent to the already consented Porsche car showroom and underpins its construction by creating a single construction platform across the wider site. Overall, the proposals have the potential to create up to 242 new full-time jobs and generate up to £11.2 million GVA each year to the local economy as well as providing a range of biodiversity enhancements within the Site including the retention of the existing culvert.

Senior Planner Hannah Walker said “The approval of this development is great news for Carnforth. It will make a significant contribution towards meeting the demand for high quality employment floorspace in this part of the District and will enhance Carnforth’s reputation and attractiveness as a destination of choice that is open for business and supports economic growth.

“Local politicians, the Carnforth and Lancaster Business Networks, Chamber of Commerce and Town Council have all indicated their support for the scheme and have engaged proactively and positively throughout the planning process. We are pleased that they share our view that this investment is a great opportunity for Carnforth.”

As featured in Place North West and Insider.

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