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New Dick Lovett Porsche Centre in Newport could get the green light

  • Dealer group has drawn up plans to build a new Porsche Centre
  • Site would be at ‘strategically accessible’ Celtic Springs Business Park
  • Consultation has begun

Time 2:06 pm, April 21, 2022

Dealer group Dick Lovett could get the green light to build a brand new Porsche showroom near Newport, South Wales.

Plans are likely to be submitted soon to Newport City Council to build a ‘high-quality landmark car centre’.

The proposal includes a Porsche Centre showroom, along with a satellite showroom, service centre, parking spaces and dedicated electric vehicle parking.

Around 100 jobs will be created if the proposals get the go-ahead.

The site for the new Dick Lovett-run Porsche Centre would be on Lakeside Drive, in the Celtic Springs Business Park, along the A48 in Duffryn.

Pre-planning documents describe the site as being in ‘close proximity to junction 28 of the M4’ and ‘strategically accessible to both Cardiff and Bristol’.

The application for a new Porsche Centre and associated buildings is the latest in a long line of proposed developments at the site, documents reveal.

Various applications dating back to 1998 include a residential development, a multiplex cinema and a hotel.

The latter three developments were all rejected although other plans for offers were given the green light.

Asbi Planning is conducting a consultation before a planning application is submitted to the council.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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