Google image of Broughton Astley golf site

Major leisure and office scheme approved for Midlands golf complex

Restaurants, cafes, a nursery, offices and warehouses are set to be built on part of a Leicestershire golf course. A scheme to redevelop a 17-acre area of the Broughton Astley Golf Complex has been given the go-head. Currently, there is a driving range and nine holes at the golf centre, off Coventry Road, with planning permission for another nine holes to be created. However, developer Brackley Property Development Ltd has other plans for the site, and the company’s scheme has now been approved by Harborough District Council. Ward councillor Bill Liquorish told…

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A computer generated image of the retail park which will occupy the former Toys 'R' Us store in Oldbury. Photo: Sandwell Council

Council approves leisure and retail replacement for West Midlands toy superstore

A former Oldbury Toys ‘R’ Us store which has stood empty for almost two years will be transformed into an £11 million retail park. Sandwell Council’s planning committee has been granted permission for the development on Wolverhampton Road – which includes a leisure outlet, shops, garden centre and a drive-thru restaurant. David Green, an agent for Horton Estates, said the retail park will create 75 jobs and was a good news for the town. Urging councillors to back the plan, he said: “The decision by Horton Estates to acquire and…

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Northgate cinema and leisure complex

Somerset cinema and leisure development draws council investment

PLANS to build a cinema and leisure complex in Bridgwater have taken two steps forward this week. Sedgemoor District Council, which owns the site and will be fully funding the scheme, wants Northgate to become a premier attraction for Bridgwater, complete with a seven-screen cinema, four restaurants, a gym and a car park with 111 spaces. Last month the project was awarded £750,000 by the Government to create a cinema led leisure hub and improved open space on the site of the former Northgate Brewery but this week the project took two…

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