The scheme included a new food superstore, leisure/ food and drink uses, industrial development, and a new stadium for Bishop Auckland Football Club. As part of the application submission, NLP prepared Retail Impact and Sequential Site Assessments, along with a Design and Access Statement and Socio-Economic Statement. NLP was also responsible for organising the community consultation which included a public exhibition.
Permission was granted by the former Wear Valley District Council in July 2009, and NLP have subsequently made a number of further applications on the site, including for the re-alignment of the spine road and for a petrol filling station. The new superstore opened in October 2010 and the stadium hosted its first football match a month later.
NLP have also been instructed by Terrace Hill in relation to foodstore-led schemes in a number of locations elsewhere across the country, including Sunderland, Manchester and Whitchurch.