Henry Boot Developments is seeking planning consent for a petrol filling station and Starbucks Drive Thru at its 200 acre Markham Vale scheme located at junction 29A of the M1 in Chesterfield.
The proposed new facilities operated by Euro Garages one the UK’s largest forecourt operators will provide a further 63 jobs for the area, bringing the total to more than 320 in eight months.
The filling station will include a convenience store, Subway sandwich bar, public toilets and a cash machine while Starbucks will have 65 indoor seats and 10 outside for customers not wishing to use the drive-through facility.
All operations will be open 24 hours a day.
This news comes just days after Ready Egg Products Ltd submitted plans to move to Markham Vale. Ready Egg a key player in the egg processing industry wants to build its new manufacturing plant at Markham Vale in a move that will create 50 jobs over two years.
Vivienne Clements, Director of Henry Boot Developments comments
“The submission of both planning applications is more great news for Markham Vale which is quickly establishing itself as the regions premier business location. This latest investment in Markham Vale underlines again the value of having a bespoke site in the middle of England that’s served by its own motorway junction and has excellent transport links.”
The Euro Garages and Ready Egg applications will both be determined by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Last month (April) saw the opening of a £905,000 stretch of road linking the A632 at Long Duckmanton with the M1. The link road unlocks a further 40 acres of land for development.
Markham Vale has been granted Enterprise Zone status by the Government, meaning firms moving to some areas of the site can apply for Enhanced Capital Allowances – offering tax relief for major investment in plant and machinery.