Planning permission for Broughton Shopping Park finally granted

After two failed attempts, planning permission for a new leisure park in Flintshire has been granted.

Following an appeal, the decision to allow the Broughton Shopping Park to be built was announced on 11th January, 2015, by Clive Nield, a Welsh Government planning inspector. Work on the development, which is located between Chester Road and Broughton Retail Park, will now be able to move forwards.

Included in the plans are fast food outlets, an 80-room hotel, and a pub restaurant. On adjoining land, a council contact centre and medical facility will be built.

Architects in North Wales have played a key role in the development of the nearby Broughton Retail Park, which has been ongoing since 1998. The 300,000 sq ft commercial estate is home to a number of major brands, including Next and Tesco. A £13m restaurant and cinema complex has just been completed, with the five restaurants and the 11-screen cinema expected to open later in the year.

Flintshire Council did not oppose the third application. After seeking further legal advice, the authority’s planning department determined that the development would be beneficial and met other important criteria.

Nield said of the development:

“It would be in line with the strategy for further development of the Broughton Shopping Park and in accord with the aims of the development plan and national policies.”

The company behind the scheme, Development Securities, has not yet announced when work will start. However, the firm has said that it is now in a position to sign up operators for the scheme.

Posted by Mark
January 28, 2015

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