Following a successful planning appeal made by Pro Vision, planning permission has been secured for the expansion of McVeigh Parker’s storage yard at its Head Office depot, based in Bradfield Southend, West Berkshire.

McVeigh Parker is a nationwide supplier of fencing, gates, landscaping, and agricultural products.  Pro Vision were instructed in 2019 to seek permission for the expansion of the yard, which was necessary to enable an increase in storage capacity and to enable the site to continue operating safely with additional parking to serve the growing and diverse range of customers in the area.

Although West Berkshire Council refused the application due to a perceived impact of the proposal on countryside, this decision was successfully overturned on appeal.  In allowing the appeal, the Inspector concurred that the proposal would expand an existing employment site, which is appropriately located, and the development could be undertaken without harm to the countryside.

James Blake, a Chartered Planner at Pro Vision, said:

“We are delighted with the appeal outcome.  This was the first application I worked on when joining Pro Vision and seeing the proposal though to a successful outcome is a great feeling especially as, with our assistance, a well-established rural business can continue to expand on a site it has occupied since 1979”.

Mike McVeigh, of McVeigh Parker said: “It is certainly good news that the Inspector has found in our favour.”