Planning submitted for Leadon Vale

Deeley Properties has submitted its planning application for a new community-led development scheme in Ledbury.

Leadon Vale will feature a community medical centre, locally run children’s day nursery and a 23,412 sq ft Lidl food store.

It is proposed to be built adjacent to the Old Wharf Industrial Estate, where Leadon Way meets Dymock Road.

Plans for the development include highly sustainable and energy-efficient buildings which respond to the surrounding area, including a green roof on the Lidl store.

This development will create 65 jobs at the nursery and Lidl, alongside 200 jobs during the construction phase.

It will regenerate the existing site and will serve the community, especially those in the south of Ledbury which is seeing sustainable growth with two new residential developments.

The planning application was made following a significant online public consultation where the existing community were encouraged to have their say on the scheme.

It is a hybrid submission – fully detailed for the day nursery and food store, and in outline for the medical centre.

Deeley Group would build the food store and medical centre, while the children’s day nursery would be constructed by Woodlands Nursery Group.

A decision is expected on the planning application in March 2021.

Eleanor Deeley, Deputy Managing Director of the Deeley Group, said: “This is a hugely attractive scheme for the local community and we have had great feedback from our public consultation.

“We believe the proposals for this high-quality development will contribute significantly to the local economy and serve a growing community on the south side of Ledbury.”

To find out more about Leadon Vale visit www.deeley.co.uk/properties/our-developments/leadon-vale/