Urban&Civic receives planning permission for new foodstore and industrial development (UK)

Urban&Civic plc, via its experienced leisure and retail subsidiary, Terrace Hill, received provisional resolution to grant planning permission for a 99,659 ft² (9.197 m²) foodstore and petrol filling station, along with 32,000 ft² (2.972 m²) of industrial development at Altira Business Park in Herne Bay, Kent, from Canterbury City Council. Both the new superstore and petrol filling station are pre-let to Sainsbury’s.
The intention is to speculatively develop 20,000 ft² (1.858 m²) of industrial space ahead of the completion of the foodstore.
The planning application will now be referred to the Department of Communities and Local Government, following which the Local Authorities' recommendations should be approved within 21 days. The consent is also subject to completion of Section 106 and 278 agreements. Following the receipt of full consent, the Group will either build the development itself or in joint venture with a partner. Works are expected to begin early next year with completion expected in early 2016.
Philip Leech, Property Director for Urban&Civic, said: “We have worked closely with Canterbury City Council and local business groups to ensure that this scheme has a positive impact on the town of Herne Bay, and I would like to thank the local community for their sustained support throughout the planning process.
Source: FTI

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