On behalf of our portfolio holder client NewRiver Retail (UK) Limited, NJL submitted a Prior Approval Notice to Bradford City Council (BCC) regarding a change of use of Use Class A1 retail space to Use Class A3 food and drink floorspace. Further to regular discussions between NJL and the Council, BCC confirmed that prior approval is not required thus allowing a food or drink outlet to occupy the vacant unit.
Enterprise 5, a designated retail centre, was bought by NRR last year. Prior to NRR purchasing the thirteen sites which comprise the Project Ramsay portfolio, NJL Consulting prepared pre-acquisition planning audits for each site (including Enterprise 5). The Project Ramsay portfolio is formed of retail parks or development sites which were previously owned by Morrisons. As with other submitted and approved applications, such as last month’s approval at Whitwick Retail Park in Coalville, this Prior Approval Notice demonstrates NRR’s desire to improve the marketability and the overall value of their acquired sites, and how NJL Consulting is working with our client at pre-acquisition stage and beyond.