Plans to build a new Tesla car dealership on the site of a former factory in Sheffield have been given the green light.
Tesla, supported by ELG Planning, submitted an application to Sheffield City Council earlier this year for development on the site of the former Pennine Foods factory off Drake House Crescent.
The plans cover the change of use of a recently constructed industrial unit on the site for a Tesla servicing center and car showroom.
Work has recently completed on four units on the site, following the granting of planning permission in 2020.
The new Tesla facility is set to created in Unit 1, which comprises about 32,000 sq ft and includes first floor offices, 51 car parking spaces, and a dedicated service yard.
The council has now granted planning permission for the works, subject to conditions, under delegated powers.
An officer’s report monitoring the decision said the development would “maintain the character of the surrounding area, result in no significant amenity or harm to highways and pedestrian safety issues”.
A planning statement accompanying the occupant application said the new showroom would “attract investment and make a positive contribution to the business environment, accommodating an occupant that will retain, complement and attract other employment users to the area”.
The showroom is set to be Tesla’s first in Sheffield and second in Yorkshire, joining its existing center in Leeds.