A new business park, which could bring over a thousand new jobs and significant inward investment to the town, has been given the go ahead by Harborough District Council – following a planning committee meeting 15 February 2022.
The committee resolved to grant outline planning permission for the development of Wellington Business Park, comprising some 450,000 sq ft of industrial, warehousing and office accommodation on 33-acres of land north of Airfield Farm, which already has planning permission for 1,500 dwellings, a primary school and associated community facilities.
The site is strategically located to the north-west of the Market Harborough, within one mile of the A6 and forms part of the wider Market Harborough Strategic Development Area, allocated in the Harborough District Council Local Plan for development. Historically, the site formed part of the airfield that was used by the RAF in World War II and was home to the Wellington Bombers of No. 14 Operational Training Unit of RAF Bomber Command.
Commercial property agent, Prop-Search has been appointed as sole agent to market and promote the new business park.
Director at Prop-Search, Richard Baker, said: “Wellington Business Park represents an exciting opportunity to create business opportunities and we look forward to engaging further local, regional and national businesses in respect of this exciting opportunity now that w have secured the resolution.”
“With its proposed sustainable and the high-quality design, it will undoubtedly relieve some of the latent demand for space from occupiers and lead to a high level of job creation. In turn this will boost investment in the region who would otherwise have to move out of the area. Working closely with Harborough District Council, we are confident that this site will boost investment in the region and support local economic growth.”
Buildings will initially be available on a build to suit basis with industrial/warehouse units from 10,000 sq ft to 100,000 sq ft and office buildings from 5,000 sq ft. Opportunities will be available on a leasehold or freehold basis.