Outline planning permission has been granted for an additional 0.92 ha extension to the industrial estate under construction at Mitton Road, Whalley. The client had experienced high demand for the newly constructed units on his existing site. The site is outside the settlement boundary of Whalley and not allocated for industrial development. Our knowledge of the local area and emerging planning policy enabled us to encourage our client to seek planning permission for an extension to his existing site. Ribble Valley Borough Council confirmed that the expansion of this site to provide B1 industrial units is “an essential contribution to the local and wider economy”.