New jobs set to be created as planners give green light to new car showroom, workshop and Starbucks

Up to 70 new jobs are to be created in Leicester after planners gave the green light to plans for a new car showroom, workshop and Starbucks in Progress Way.

David Cullen Homes had submitted the proposals back in December for a 18,320 sq ft showroom, 16,145 sq ft workshop and 4,025 sq ft Starbucks complete with a drive-thru next to a Porsche showroom .

The site, in Progress Way, once formed part of the former Gipsy Land Brickworks site which traded from the early 20th century until the 1980s.

A document submitted to the council with the planning application states: “The applicant is proposing employment generating uses on a long vacant brownfield site.

“The proposed scheme has the potential to generate a substantial number of full and part-time jobs and further jobs during construction.

“The proposed scheme has the potential to deliver a high-quality development.

“It is clear that the site is capable of delivering a high-quality development comprising a range of mix of commercial uses.”