Scotch Corner Designer Outlet Village

Located near Richmond, North Yorkshire, where the A1(M) and the A66 meet, Scotch Corner is one of England’s most recognized and well-known road junctions.

The challenge

Chris Quinsee (then of Peter Brett Associates) was instructed by Scotch Corner Richmond LLP to secure planning permission for a proposed Designer Outlet Village on land adjacent to the A1(M) at Scotch Corner. The proposed scheme comprised some 250,000 sq. ft. gross of designer outlet retail floor space alongside associated restaurant and café uses. The intention was that scheme would provide accommodation for high quality retailers, enabling them to dispose of surplus stock, end of lines and previous season ranges.

The solution

The scheme was firmly supported by the local planning authority, but was the subject of strong objections from neighbouring authorities, primarily because of concerns over its effect on retailing in existing town centres, and traffic generation issues. After the Council had resolved to approve the scheme, it was ‘called in’ by the Secretary of State for his determination. The team gave evidence to the subsequent public inquiry which was held in May 2016.

The outcome

Following the ‘call in’ inquiry, in December 2016 the Secretary of State granted planning permission for the proposal. It is anticipated that a start on site will be made in 2018. 

Q+A Planning is now working with the client to assist with the implementation of the project and other developments in the area.

If you want to know more about how we could help you, get in touch with Chris Quinsee on 07968300632 or at [email protected]