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Inquiry into 12,540m2 Costco warehouse club on employment land in Coventry

DATE: 01 Mar 2009

A two day Inquiry concerning planning permission for the redevelopment of a disused former factory.

On the first appeal in 2006 the secretary of state went against the inspector's recommendation and refused permission noting concerns over noise and access. Coventry City Council rejected an application last year due to safety concerns at a junction intended to prevent rat-running. During the most recent Inquiry the Planning Inspectorate's decision, made less than three weeks after the inquiry's close, brought a successful resolution to Costco's seven-year bid to redevelop the disused former factory.

Neil King QC acted on behalf of the developer Costco.