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Appeal: Expansion of Europe’s largest distribution centre approved

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Long-mooted plans to double the size of Magna Park in Leicestershire can go ahead despite opposition from a local MP, after an inspector found the scheme’s public benefits outweighed harm to a nearby scheduled monument.

LOCATIONLutterworthAUTHORITYHarborough District CouncilINSPECTORNeil PopePROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/F2415/W/18/3206289Magna Park was built on the site of RAF Bitteswell in 1988. It is now Europe's largest distribution centre, employing some 9,300 people. It occupies an area of land near Lutterworth bound by the M1, M6 and M69 motorways, known as the ‘golden triangle’ for its........
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