It will have been hard to miss the sheer volatility of 2018 on the retail industry, whether it be misery for stores reminiscent of our high streets, at out of centre retail parks, or somewhere in the middle.
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On behalf of Possfund Custodian Trustee Limited, NJL Consulting is delighted to confirm the submission of an application to vary the approved retail park scheme at Bridgwater Retail Park in Somerset. The latest applications to bring forward the delivery of a c.150,000sq.ft expansion of the site.
NJL Consulting, on behalf of UK Land and Property (UKLP), has submitted a reserved matters planning application for the development of a 1,000,000 sq.ft warehouse in Bedfordshire. The site is located at Wixams Northern Expansion Area (NEA) and is to be home to a new B&M distribution hub.
In collaboration with UKLP, B&M, DLA Architecture, the Vinden Partnership and other co-consultants, NJL has managed the planning process, and reviewed and prepared technical reports, and consulted with stakeholders.
News and results coming out of the first half of the 2017/18 financial year demonstrate the continued push of German convenience stores on the UK convenience goods market. As Aldi and Lidl advance on displacing the UK ‘Top Four’ (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, and Morrisons), it is the former who has surpassed already confident revenue targets.
This morning Aldi reported revenues up 13.5% in FY16. This surpasses optimistic targets envisaged by industry leaders.
High Court has quashed a planning permission granted by the Forest of Dean District Council to Aldi for a discount food store Coleford, Gloucestershire (see Midcounties Co-operative Limited v Forest of Dean District Council  EWHC 2056 (Admin)).
The judgement provides a useful reminder of the need for clear, robust and reasoned planning judgement, in particular where a decision is finely balanced.
We are delighted to announce that MediaCityUK won Planning Permission of the Year at the Planning Awards 2017, run in conjunction with PlanningResource and PlacemakingResource. NJL Consulting worked on behalf of Peel Media Limited and joint venture between Peel Land and Property and Legal and General Capital to submit the application.
Phase 2 will double the size of MediaCityUK and represents a £1 billion investment in this location. It will bring forward c.1,800 apartments and 50,000 sq.m of offices with supporting retail, leisure, car parking and public realm.