Plans have been approved for a convenience store and 47 new homes close to Beeston town centre, paving the way for a new Central England Co-operative store.

Developers have revealed that the Central England Co-op is to be the tenant for the new convenience store at the site fronting onto High Road where it meets Chilwell Road.

A joint project by Peveril Homes and Charterpoint Developments, the mixed-use scheme will feature 32 houses and 15 apartments, along with a Central England Co-op Food Store on part of the former Myford works site.

Charterpoint Director Giles Nursey said: “This site is in a prime location, just a few hundred metres from Beeston town centre and close to a tram stop, and we are delighted that Charterpoint’s joint venture scheme with Peveril Homes has received full, detailed planning permission to bring a new convenience store and homes to the area.

“This is an exciting opportunity to create much-needed new housing close to the centre of Beeston and enhance the already great facilities of the town, with a new local Central England Co-op Food Store.”

Head of Trading Development at Central England Co-operative Danny Flanagan said: “We are excited to be a part of this new development project and look forward to serving the local community.

“The new Central England Co-op Food Store will become a vital resource for the area and we are looking forward to welcoming customers to our store and becoming an important and active member of the Beeston community.”

The conditional planning approval from Broxtowe Borough Council relates to around three acres of land on the four-and-a-half-acre site, and as well as the homes and convenience store, it also includes approval for car parking and highways infrastructure.

Director of Peveril Homes, James Smith, said: “This development will be a very different style and completely unique when compared to our other developments, whilst retaining the quality and craftsmanship synonymous with Peveril Homes.

“Beeston is already a thriving area and an attractive location – so this mix of apartments and townhouses will be perfect for people keen to live in such a vibrant Nottingham suburb and a great way to revitalise a site with huge potential.”

Demolition work has been completed on the site and work on the convenience store, apartments and homes is expected to get under way later this year.

The whole site has previously been given outline planning permission for a mixed-use scheme including housing, retail, senior living, healthcare facilities and business uses.

The location on Chilwell Road is just a short five-minute walk from Beeston town centre and situated adjacent to the tram lines – as well as being in close proximity to other major public transport links to Nottingham and surrounding areas via bus and train. Beeston is also a short drive from the M1 and A52 – offering quick transport links to Derby, East Midlands Airport and Nottingham.

After securing the site last year, Edwalton-based Charterpoint Developments, part of the Charterpoint Group, set up a joint venture with Peveril Homes, part of the Bowmer & Kirkland Group, to develop the brownfield plot.

A separate planning application has been drawn up by Charterpoint, Peveril and care provider Belong for the remainder of the site. It includes proposals for a £15m care village featuring a 75-bedroom care facility, 30 supported living apartments and village centre amenities, including a bistro, which will be open to the public, a hair salon, exercise studio and function rooms.

The application for planning permission has just been submitted to Broxtowe Borough Council.

Peveril Homes, based at Belper, Derbyshire, develops property across a range of sectors, providing leasehold and freehold solutions to property requirements in direct or joint venture developments. Charterpoint, which is based at Wheatcroft Business Park, Edwalton, Nottingham, specialises in developing and delivering high quality mixed-use and healthcare built environments which have a positive impact within the community.

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK and has over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties. It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, travel shops, and property investment.

Belong is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation, that provides a range of care, depending on needs.