The proposals will involve closing the existing depot, which has been identified as surplus to requirements.
As a large, brownfield site, it currently provides little utility for the community and does not maximise the site’s economic value.
Instead, there is an opportunity to deliver a retail-led regeneration. This will include four units, in a mix of sizes, and will include two major retail anchors.
The immediate area is already an established retail destination including Broadbridge Retail Park and Tesco Extra, so the application site is well positioned to accommodate additional growth, and complement existing uses, with direct access to the A24 and strategic road network.