Plans approved for Euro Garages’ new office development

Plans have been approved for a major new commercial development in Blackburn that will act as the new HQ for international forecourts operator Euro Garages.

Planning consultancy PWA Planning has helped Euro Garages to secure planning permission for a new office building, along with two adjacent drive through restaurants.

The scheme, close to Euro Garages’ existing offices on the Beehive Trading Park, is expected to create around 300 jobs, 260 of them full-time posts.

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PNE training centre Ingol

Plans approved for PNE training facility and new homes

A new planning application for a new first-team training centre for Preston North End Football Club, along with a significant new public park and 450 homes, has been approved.

PWA Planning, working with architecture practice FWP, helped secure consent for the development on behalf of the club at the 70 hectare Ingol Golf and Squash Club site.

The new training centre will support PNE’s ambition to reach the Premier League. Meanwhile, over 100 acres of the site, 60 per cent of the total area, will be turned into a park and public open space. There will be 135 affordable homes in the development.

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Planning granted for green belt energy storage project

PWA Planning has helped gain a planning consent for an innovative energy storage project in London’s green belt.

Working on behalf of Harmony Energy Storage, PWA Planning submitted a planning application for a 49.5MW energy storage facility on land at Clay Tye Farm, Upminster.

The scheme, in London borough of Havering just inside the M25, will connect to the nearby Warley National Grid electricity substation, providing vital grid balancing services to help manage supply and demand.

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