Scotch Corner Designer Village developers apply for event space

An artist's impression of the new Scotch Corner Designer Village.

Developers behind the Scotch Corner Designer Village scheme have applied for planning permission for an event space at the site.

Plans have been submitted to Richmondshire District Council for a gravel area to hold events and promotions at the proposed shopping and leisure complex.

The application also requests permission for a management suite and toilet block, and alternative bus parking arrangements to those on the original plans.

The changes to the bus parking will mean coaches do not have to go through the main car park to their bays.

The changes are described as minor by the developers who say there will be no additional floor space beyond the amount already approved.

84 shops will be built, along with eight cafes and restaurants.

There will be parking for more than 1,000 vehicles.

The scheme will be the fifth largest outlet centre in the UK, say the developers who describe the facility as “a ground-breaking international retail destination”.

The complex is due to open in 2020.

The development is estimated to create more than 700 jobs.

For more detail on the new plans click here.