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New agricultural machinery dealership could create 20 jobs

Posted onPosted on 7th Aug

Plans have been drawn up for a major new John Deere dealership at a growing business park on the outskirts of Newark.

Farol Ltd, John Deere’s largest dealer, is hoping to open a new outlet at Overfield Park, off the A17.

The company is a family owned business and already runs six similar dealerships across South and Central England.

Construction company Lindum Group has submitted plans for the building, which would sit on a five-acre slice of land near the new Wirtgen Group headquarters.

If approved, the development would create 20 jobs – rising to 46 as the dealership becomes established.

Overfield Park is set over 25 acres of former airfield and farmland between Newark and Winthorpe.

The planned dealership would sell, service and maintain agricultural machinery and the proposals include plans for the formation of a new access road.

The application site is located in the eastern area of the site adjacent to the Wirtgen Group headquarters. The Wirtgen Group, whose core business is the development and production of machinery for road construction, maintenance and mineral processing, acquired by John Deere in 2017.

Lincoln-based Lindum Group is developing Overfield Park on behalf of landowners Richard Overton and Thomas Hounsfield.

Development manager Rob Fox said that if successful, the planning application would see the continued sustainable development of the area, which is an allocated employment site in Newark and Sherwood District Council Local Planning Policy.

“The Wirtgen Group development has been extremely beneficial to the area, boosting the economy and enhancing employment figures in the district. This application would represent a continuation of these benefits,” he said.

“The design of the scheme is high quality using a modern palette of materials and modern construction methods. It would be eye-catching, with large glazed panels at the front. The scheme matches the brand imagine of John Deere, and is a design that has been successfully delivered on numerous occasions before.”

The planning application comes on the back of another, submitted in February, which sought permission for a new drive-thru Starbucks coffee shop and associated parking. A decision on that application is expected in October.