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North Yorkshire designer outlet given go-ahead

Artist's impression of designer outlet Credit: Scotch Corner Richmond LLP

Plans for a new designer outlet in North Yorkshire has been given the go-ahead.

Sajid Javed, the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government, has approved a planning application after Richmondshire Council gave the scheme its backing in January last year.

Construction work on the retail outlet, at the juntion of the A1(M) and A66 at Scotch Corner, is due to start next year.

It's estimated the £50 million project will generate an estimated 700 new jobs, providing a major boost to the local economy.

The new village, covering 250,000 sq ft, is planned to have 90 retail units and 10 restaurants.

Work on the village to start next year Credit: Scotch Corner Richmond LLP

Scotch Corner Designer Village is at a prime location and provides a fantastic opportunity for designer brands seeking a presence in the north of England. The scheme addresses a very clear deficiency for a facility of this type in the region and will provide a much-needed, niche destination.

– Simon Waterfield, Scotch Corner Richmond LLP