Plans for Derbyshire bottling factory that could create over 150 jobs submitted

Plans have been revealed for a new bottling factory at Derbyshire’s Dove Valley Park.
If approved, 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.

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.

“Dove Valley Park has been allocated for large scale manufacturing since 1990 and has been retained and protected as such in further iterations of the South Derbyshire District Local Plan.”

The document continues: “The proposal for a bottling factory at the site is supported by an extensive landscaping proposal and landscape and visual impact appraisal, which has influenced the consideration of building height. This has been judged based on existing scale and mass of buildings within Dove Valley Park and the wider context including established eld boundaries and planting.

“The application is also supported by a number of technical reports previously set out. All of which have judged that the policy compliant development can proceed without giving rise to harm to the immediate and local environment or to residential amenities.”