On Tuesday 18th December HDC agreed to an amendment to the draft Local Plan 2011-2031 which will allocate 700,000 sq mts of warehouse space at Magna Park. In reality this will give allow Gazeley to go ahead with their massive expansion along Mere Lane and the A5 – alongside the current development on Mere Lane. The Local Plan now has to be seen by the Inspector again for him to decide whether the Local Plan is sound. This further inspection will probably take place in mid January 2019. We will of course be making representations to the Inspector as we believe the evidence does not support the need for such a large development.