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21 May
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New Submission: Oak Furniture Land - Metro Retail Park, Gateshead

NJL Consulting has submitted a planning application for an extension to the existing mezzanine floor in the Oak Furniture Land store at Metro Retail Park, Gateshead in the north-east.  The proposals are to increase the mezzanine floor by approximately 850 sq.m to create a retail unit of 2,240 sq.m gross floorspace. 

Oak Furniture Land has a strong online presence as well as ‘bricks and mortar’ stores.  Both formats are performing strongly and complement each other and the proposed larger store at Metro Retail Park will be able to display a greater proportion of the goods that are available online.

The application submission included a sequential site assessment which demonstrated that there are no sites within the store’s catchment area that are suitable, available or viable for the proposed development.   The application was also accompanied by a Transport Note.  NJL looks forward to working with Gateshead Council through to the determination of this application.  

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