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Popular garden centre in Broxtowe bids for extension again after previous plans refused

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There are new plans for a garden centre in Trowell to extend after a previous attempt was turned down. Broxtowe Borough Council planning committee will hold a meeting today (March 30) to discuss the plan for Trowell Garden Centre on Stapleford Road.

The proposal is an extension to garden centre including coffee lounge, children’s play area, goods in handling and plant protection and enlargement of retail area. The main issues for consideration are whether or not the development constitutes appropriate development in the Green Belt, the design and appearance of the proposal, the impact upon neighbouring amenity and highway safety.

Planning permission was previously refused in 2019 for a similar development on the grounds of the proposal constituting inappropriate development within the Green Belt.

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The new proposal reads: “The benefits of the proposal are that the applicant proposes a major investment which is designed to improve the customer experience of an existing established business in the locality, helping to maintain the long term viability of the business, creating job security for existing staff and creating additional employment opportunities.”

An application in 1997 for further extensions, including canopy extensions to the shop area was withdrawn in the light of officer advice that the scheme was contrary to Green Belt policies and that there were insufficient special circumstances to warrant a recommendation contrary to established policy.

In 2019, planning permission was refused for the extension to the existing garden centre building including the extension of an existing coffee lounge, a children’s play area, handling and processing area and additional canopies to provide plant protection and an enlarged retail area.

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