Permission granted to allow JLR to build new distribution centre in the Midlands

Permission has been granted to allow Jaguar Land Rover to build a large distribution centre in countryside on the Warwickshire, Leicestershire border.

The business wants to create a 3 million square foot centre for spare parts distribution, - close to junction 11 of the M42 in Appleby Magna near Ashby.

A planning committee considered the application at a meeting at North West Leicestershire District Council Offices and voted seven votes to three in favour of the new centre.

There has been widespread objection from local residents and parish councils.

Around 400 wrote in against the project, among them are 16 parish councils.

JLR's plan is that it will replace ten other distribution centres across the region.

There could also be around 700 jobs created at the height of construction.