Giant warehouse plan for ex-colliery site near Chesterfield moves forward

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A huge warehouse and office building could be created at a former colliery site near Chesterfield.

Planning permission is being sought for the 100,000 sq ft development at the former Seymour Colliery, as part of the multi-million Markham Vale redevelopment. Work could start in the autumn.

Outline planning permission has already been granted for the development, which would be funded as part of a £14.2m Government grant.

Permission is being sought for its appearance.

Coun Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, said: “This is a really exciting time for Markham Vale, with development really starting to gain pace.”

Chesterfield Council will consider the application in September.