Following the resolution to grant planning permission for a biomethane refuelling station, petrol filling station with ancillary retail, drive through restaurants (Class E/sui generis), ancillary car parking and associated works (application reference 20/02075/OUT), GLP has now submitted a revised planning application for the Mere Lane site. This is an outline application which focuses on HGV parking rather than retail and restaurant provision.

This revised proposal, recognises the importance of providing much needed dedicated HGV parking on-site at Magna Park. With reference to our previous plans for this site, one option is to maintain the provision of ‘green’ vehicle fuelling at the site, this will be subject to operator requirements.

The application has been submitted to Harborough District Council and has the reference number: 22/02002/OUT

Our application includes the following elements:

  • HGV parking facility;
  • Roadside amenity buildings;
  • Refuelling facilities;
  • Car parking;
  • Landscaping;
  • And associated works.

Our application provides two illustrative proposals for what a future HGV parking facility at the Mere Lane site could look like. You can view these in the two plans to the right (or below on mobile).

We are working with a potential operator to ensure that the facility best meets the needs of the current and future occupants of Magna Park and provides a facility that meets the needs of HGV drivers, whilst removing pressure on local lay-bys.

Subject to the outcome of this planning application, we will need to submit a future reserved matters application to finalise the design, layout and landscaping details of the scheme that is to be built out at the site. We will provide further details of this through the Magna Park Community Liaison Group (CLG) and on this page in due course.