New plans for former Coes of Derby site could create 60 new jobs

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Up to 60 new jobs could be on their way if planners give approval to plans for the former Coes of Derby site in Derby that at one time had been earmarked for a huge Tesco supermarket.

The site, on the corner of Ascot Drive and Thirsk Place, Allenton, has laid empty for years after Tesco, after initially buying the land over a decade ago to construct a huge new supermarket in the area, abandoned its plans.

Cootehill Poultry Products is behind the new scheme for the site to demolish some of the remaining buildings on the site and construct 15 industrial units along with a three-bay MOT station and a hand car wash.

If approved, a total of 19,095 sq ft of floor space will be constructed on the 74,260 sq ft site while 50 full time and 6 part-time jobs will also be created.

A document submitted to the council with the planning application reads: “The proposed use of the site will not change and therefore will not impose any significant social change to the area.

“Discussing the proposal with local agents, there is a shortage of smaller, start up industrial units on the market or rent, lease or sale.

“Therefore, economically, the continued supply of quality commercial property throughout the city will attract potential tenants or purchasers to Derby, and help to encourage the growth of Derby’s thriving industrial and Hi-tech sector.

“The construction and infrastructure works will create local jobs and sustainable local business during the build phase.”

A final decision is set to be made by Derby City Council in the coming months.