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A DEVELOPER is bringing forward plans to create a new employment park in Groby, that would bring over 2,000 jobs to the area.

The plans by IM Properties are at a very early stage and include proposals for a large 140-acre business park near to Groby Pool.

Development of the site, which is located next to the A50, would respond to a continuing need for employment sites in Leicestershire and support in excess of 2,000 jobs across manufacturing, light industry and logistics, say the developer, which is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned companies.

Picture: IM Properties

“It would provide a home for local and national companies needing to expand and improve their existing accommodation, while also attracting successful new businesses to the area,” said a spokesman for the firm.

“IM Properties has already received significant occupier interest in its plans, including from a number of businesses already established in and around Groby, and discussions continue.”

According to the developer, the site would be carbon neutral, and would generate about £182 million a year for the local economy.

As part of the plans they want to create a community woodland on nearby land at the Klondyke.

“We want to work with Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and other relevant authorities to shape the best possible proposals for the site that maximise positive outcomes for the environment, community and local economy,” said the spokesman.

The council is currently consulting on its draft local plan, and we will be submitting representations that explain the benefits of including this development as part of its strategy for sustainable growth

Local residents are being asked to comment on the plans via a website set up at:

“While we draw on our own comprehensive experience and the specialist insight of our professional team, we know we can achieve a better outcome by working with the community and gathering your knowledge and ideas,” said the company.

“We want to hear about your aspirations for the local area so we can factor your input into our plans and respond to your concerns.”

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