Green light recommended for new Derbyshire bottling factory

Plans for a new bottling factory at Derbyshire’s Dove Valley Park have been recommended for approval by South Derbyshire District Council.
If given the green light by the planning committee at meeting next week, a part single, part two-storey facility for the extraction, processing, bottling and distribution of water based products would be constructed at a 12.34ha site. The new bottling factory, would link up to and expand Dove Valley Park.

The Mitteldeutsche Erfrischungsgetränke (MEG) group of companies, a subsidiary of the Schwarz Group which owns and operates the Lidl and Kau and brands, would operate the facility.

PGFI III Ltd and Dove Valley Park submitted the planning application for the building which as a whole is to provide just short of 50,000 sqm of floorspace.

A planning statement submitted to South Derbyshire District Council by Stride Treglown on behalf of the applicants reads: “The proposal for a large scale manufacturing facility for the site at Dove Valley Park is of strategic importance. It will bring over 150 jobs to the area and will lead to further benefits within the supply chain.”